The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, a three year course of study that integrates clinical and classroom experiences, constitutes the initial professional preparation for students desiring to become physical therapists. Graduates of the program will be prepared to carry out the expanding responsibilities as autonomous health care providers practicing prevention, examination, and intervention in acute care, outpatient, and rehabilitation settings, and in educational and research environments. The DPT Program also prepares students to contribute to the field of physical therapy through research and other scholarly activities in addition to the utilization of these activities.
All classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices are conveniently located in Hazel Hall, which contains state-of-the art teaching and laboratory equipment. The program has a student-centered learning environment with small class sizes which facilitates optimal hands-on learning and early clinical application. Laboratories such as the Neuro and Balance Lab contain equipment such as the Neurocom SMART Equitest Balance System ensuring student exposure to contemporary equipment. The program also features a modern and well equipped Gross Anatomy Laboratory.
Graduates (Classes of 2009-2011) boast an ultimate licensure exam pass rate of 100% on the National Physical Therapy Examination and are well prepared for clinical practice. Tuition is low - approximately $276 per graduate credit for Maryland residents and $491 per graduate credit for non-Maryland residents (2012-2013 fees).