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Saint Francis University Doctor of Physical Therapy
Saint Francis University

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Loretto, USA

3 Years

English

Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 127,560 *

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Introduction

Help Patients Live to Their Fullest Potential with a Physical Therapy Degree from Saint Francis University

Physical therapists are evidence-based healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have conditions that limit movement and ability to perform functional activities in their daily lives. The profession offers diverse career opportunities in a multitude of practice settings, including hospitals and outpatient clinics, sports rehabilitation centers, schools, senior communities, and home-care practices.

  • Guaranteed placement into the doctoral program upon completion of the defined 3+3 or 4+3 undergraduate paths at SFU
  • 100% employment rate within one year of graduation in clinics or private practice
  • State-of-the-art classroom, laboratory, and clinical education space through the Health Sciences Experiential Learning Commons

The SFU Learning Experience

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at SFU provides you with an ethical education that will strengthen the emotional and moral challenges of a caring profession. As you progress through our physical therapy program's curriculum, you will not only learn how to provide safe and quality care to patients but also develop a strong foundation in Franciscan ethics and values.

The PT Student Experience

Throughout your time at SFU, you will cultivate your physical therapy skills, study in a clinical setting, connect with potential employers, and develop who you wish to become. Upon graduating from our PT program, you will have the skills it takes to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy and practice as a professional in the field.

  • Sharpen your skills in the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness
  • Graduate students participate in our C.A.R.E.Clinic (Community Access Rehabilitation for Everyone), which aims to provide free, high-quality, patient-specific rehabilitative care to all community members who do not have reasonable access to other services.
  • Earn a bachelor of science degree in Exercise Physiology, building a foundation of anatomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, on your way to earning your Doctor of Physical Therapy.
  • In your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to conduct research with renowned faculty and present your findings at physical therapy conferences around the country.

Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Saint Francis University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

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