The Springfield College Physical Therapy Graduate Program entails three-and-a-half years that culminate in the awarding of an entry-level physical therapy degree. Starting with a summer semester between the third and fourth year at Springfield College, students will enter the professional DPT program as graduate students to earn an entry-level doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree. Students jump directly into the professional preparation with challenging and fascinating courses such as:
- human anatomy
- human movement
- research methodology and statistics
During their professional preparation, students also do hands-on work in full-time clinical experiences in approved clinical education facilities.
Curriculum is monitored by frequently reviewed practice and accreditation requirements to ensure quality. Once enrolled, students are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Besides being deeply involved in their studies, students regularly participate in cocurricular activities and are service-oriented in their on- and off-campus focus.
Springfield College participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) for all graduate student admissions. No paper applications will be accepted for admissions. The PTCAS site is available to prospective students after July of each year at ptcas.org.
The Springfield College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone (703) 706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website; capteonline.org.