Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

 What is Physical Therapy?

Description according to the American Physical Therapy Association: Physical therapists (PTs) provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Therapists examine patients’ medical histories and then test and measure the patients’ strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function. They also determine patients’ ability to be independent and reintegrate into the community or workplace after injury or illness. Next, physical therapists develop treatment plans describing a treatment strategy, its purpose, and its anticipated outcome. The goal is to improve how an individual functions at work and at home. Physical therapists often consult and practice with a variety of other professionals. Some physical therapists treat a wide range of ailments; others specialize in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy.

Doctoral Program

The DPT Program at Langston University is an entry-level professional course of study for individuals with an earned baccalaureate degree.

Additional Information may be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Langston University, Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates of the Class of 2015 and Class of 2016 have a combined:

1. Graduation rate of 100 percent

2. Overall pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for licensure of 96.4 percent

3. Employment rate of 100 percent for graduates passing the NPTE

Accreditation 

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

Address: 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Telephone: (703) 706-3245. 

Email: accreditation@apta.org

Website: http://www.capteonline.org 

In the spring of 2010 the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) granted Langston University, School of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program accreditation. Re-affirmation of accreditation, program review will occur in 2019-2020. For more information on accreditation of physical therapy programs, visit the American Physical Therapy Association website at: http://www.apta.org. 

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