Doctor of Physical Therapy
The University of Evansville offers an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. This six- or seven-year curriculum involves three or four years of prerequisite and undergraduate course work followed by three years of professional study. The DPT curriculum enhances the graduate's ability to work in a complex and challenging health care environment. Through the careful integration of the liberal arts, a meaningful undergraduate degree and professional studies, students acquire the necessary technical and critical thinking skills to promote optimal human health and patient function.
Program Chair: Mary Kessler, PT, MHS
Operations Administrator/Director of the Pre-Physical Therapy Program: Sherri Chambliss
Institutional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Date of Initial Accreditation of Physical Therapy Program: Bachelor's degree: May 1981 (this degree is no longer offered) Master's degree: October 1991; the Master's program transitioned to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in May 2006.
Current Accreditation Status: The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Evansville is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Next visit October 2013.
Degree Conferred: Doctor of Physical Therapy