Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
College of Health Professions
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- Highest first-time National Physical Therapy Examination pass rate in Illinois (2020–21).
- Two and a half year unified and integrated entry level DPT program
- 100% two-year average graduation rate
- Academic, clinical and research components allow students to explore specialty areas
Physical Therapy is a dynamic healthcare profession, and practitioners must be able to adapt to the quickly changing healthcare system while providing outstanding services. The goal of the program is to educate physical therapists who are able to practice effectively, safely and ethically in any type of health care environment.
The RFU curriculum is designed to provide an in-depth and universal view of the profession, with an emphasis on clinical judgment based on current evidence to meet the evolving needs of society in a culturally sensitive manner. It is our desire to guide our students to develop a lifelong commitment to professional growth and the potential to develop into master clinicians while participating in healthcare management.
Fast forward your future and improve patients’ lives with your doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree from Rosalind Franklin University. Our two-and-a-half year DPT program prepares future clinicians to practice in any type of healthcare environment. RFU’s PT students achieved the highest first-time National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) pass rate in Illinois (2020-21).