The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program is a three year, eight semesters program. It is divided into DPT Year I, DPT Year II, and III.
During DPT Year I, course work in physical therapy begins at the 5000 level. The 5000-level courses present the basic, behavioral, professional and applied science foundations for the 6000-and 7000-level courses in DPT Year II and III. For students that enter the program with direct admission status Bachelor’s degrees are awarded to those individuals satisfying all relevant Carroll undergraduate requirements at the conclusion of the senior year/DPT Year I.
At the conclusion of DPT Year I, students move into the graduate phase of the program, DPT Year II, where 6000-level (summer, fall and spring terms of year five) and 7000-level (summer, fall and spring terms of year six) courses in physical therapy are offered. Knowledge gained in each course is integrated throughout subsequent courses. Physical Therapy Program graduates participate in the University’s Commencement ceremony in May.