Overview of the Program

  • The post-baccalaureate entry-level physical therapy program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers graduate work leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree.

    The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program 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 in a variety of clinical settings and in educational and research environments.  The DPT Program will also prepare students to contribute to the field of physical therapy through research and other scholarly activities in addition to the utilization of these activities.

    The DPT Program is designed to meet the Standards of Practice of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Accreditation Standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. 

    Curriculum Overview

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