Doctor of Physical Therapy

Physical therapists make a difference in people's quality of life. Every day in the United States, nearly one million people are helped by a physical therapist. As essential participants in the health care system, physical therapists diagnose and treat people of all ages as well as promote fitness and health. The aging U.S. population ensures that physical therapists will remain in high demand.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Franklin Pierce University is CAPTE-accredited and prepares graduates for work in hospitals, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, outpatient clinics, wellness and sports facilities, and private homes. Coursework is derived from an established theoretical and scientific base that offers broad clinical applications in restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function.

Health Sciences to DPT pathway Students take classes in either Manchester, New Hampshire or Goodyear, Arizona at modern, spacious facilities that include classrooms, seminar rooms,  and clinical labs where students learn hands-on practical skills. Clinical experience is a vital part of the program and can be served at sites throughout the country. The program can be completed in two and a half academic years. This includes 38 weeks of full-time clinical work in various settings.

Graduates of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franklin Pierce University are skilled and compassionate clinicians who partner with patients to make their lives healthier and more enjoyable. The employment  rate of Franklin Pierce graduates has been 100% within six months of passing the licensing exam.

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Explore the pages in this section by clicking on the tabs above (right under the Doctor of Physical Therapy title) or view the College of Graduate and Professional Studies academic catalog for specific degree requirements and course information. You will also find a summary of specific admission requirements on the PTCAS web pages that may be particularly helpful.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is available in two locations:


Manchester, New Hampshire
(603) 647-3550

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Goodyear, Arizona
(623) 518-2386  

How to Apply