Physical Therapy

Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Study Options
Full Time
Full Program Description

As an Entry-level student, you will be accepted directly into the Physical Therapy program as a freshman, so you can start taking related courses during your first semester. A unique feature to the NU DPT program is the inclusion of 2 six month cooperative education experiences that allow you an opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings.  During the last two years of this six-year program, you will complete 36 weeks of full time Clinical Education at three different clinical sites. These will include inpatient, outpatient and specialty environments.

Opportunities also exist for students to engage in community service as well as specific areas of concentration.  Students interested in working with young children may pursue a concentration in Early Intervention (EI). The EI concentration prepares students for the required certification needed to work with this cohort of the Pediatric population.  Our Sports Conditioning and Management of the Athlete concentration is designed for those students with an expressed interest in working with the athlete.  In addition, several students have participated in, global dialogues, of fourteen to thirty days where along with faculty, they had the opportunity for exposure to and immersion into health care systems in countries of Central America, Africa, Asia and Europe. More information is available from the Office of International Study Programs.