Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Our Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program prepares outstanding clinicians to enter practice across the full spectrum of physical therapy settings. Our program equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to function as physical therapists in increasingly complex and independent roles. The DPT program at the University of Indianapolis is distinctive in many ways.

Fall 2014 DPT applications are due by October 1, 2013.

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The faculty is pleased to congratulate the Class of 2013 award recipients:


Patterson Medical Company
Professional Excellence Award:
Allison Tyler with Dr. Kathy Martin
Patterson Medical Company
Contributor Award:
Laura Addon with Dr. Kathy Martin

Methodist Sports Medicine
Research Award:
Michael Schaumberg, Amanda Hicks, Lindsey Hahn, & Nathan Gentry with Faculty Advisors Dr. Emily Slaven & Dr. Stacie Fruth
Matthew MurphySutphin Center for Clinical Care
Professional Development Portfolio Award:
Kyle Gatesy with Dr. Emily Slaven


Curriculum

Highlights of the three-year, 115 credit hour Professional DPT curriculum include:

  • A strong foundation in musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, medical, and integumentary aspects of physical therapy practice

  • Additional content in medical screening, differential diagnosis, prevention, wellness, and health promotion

  • An integrated life span approach (pediatrics to geriatrics) across the curriculum

  • An extensive clinical education component, including integrated experiences in the first year of the program

  • Opportunities for specialty and interdisciplinary electives

  • Service learning opportunities


Outstanding Professional Mentors

Our faculty is an exceptional group of clinicians and scholars dedicated to excellence in physical therapy education. Our faculty members have outstanding academic credentials and are active in clinical practice, research, and professional activities. Our student-oriented philosophy is reflected in a 12:1 student to faculty ratio and individual advising by faculty members.

Outcome Data
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