Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy

At Carroll University, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is within your reach. We offer three types of entry for admission to the three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate program which educates students to become licensed physical therapists who are prepared to provide compassionate, respectful care in a dynamic health care environment and contribute to the profession and community.

98.9%

THREE-YEAR BOARD EXAM PASS RATE (2014-2016)

Our graduates also have a job placement rate of 100% within six months of graduation (Class of 2016).

About the Doctor of Physical Therapy

As a graduate of Carroll’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, you’ll be trained to practice in a caring manner, with a focus on moral sensitivity, social responsibility and awareness of individual differences. Professional preparation is in the basic sciences, behavioral sciences, applied sciences, health sciences and the science of physical therapy. The curriculum readies you to become a rehabilitation professional ready to examine, evaluate, diagnose, make prognoses and provide interventions to prevent the onset, symptoms and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities that might result from diseases, disorders or injuries. Our graduates develop a lifelong commitment to self-directed learning and critical inquiry and learn to collaborate with other healthcare providers in their practice. Our students value excellence in the profession and recognize that completion of their doctoral program is the first phase on a continuum to mastery and competency in physical therapy.

An accelerated path to becoming a physical therapist

Carroll University offers a unique opportunity for direct admission to the Entry-Level DPT program which includes pre-professional and professional phases. Students are able to receive direct admission into the program as a freshman, allowing them to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in just six years. Learn more about the format of the Entry-Level DPT program

Real world experience makes our program unique

In addition to traditional course work described above, the Carroll University Physical Therapy Program offers students opportunities for simultaneous application of didactic knowledge and hands-on skills through the Teaching Laboratory Practice (TLP).

Learn more about the Physical Therapy Program

Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Carroll University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703.706.3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. Please refer to this webpage to express program related feedback.

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Meet the Faculty

Dr. David Bazett-Jones

Dr. David Bazett-Jones

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy




Dr. Jason Bennett

Dr. Jason Bennett

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy




Dr. Sara Deprey

Dr. Sara Deprey

Associate Professor and Director of Physical Therapy




Dr. Mark Erickson, DScPT

Dr. Mark Erickson, DScPT

Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy




Vickie Ericson

Vickie Ericson

Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator of Physical Therapy




Dr. Jane Hopp

Dr. Jane Hopp

Associate Vice President for Partnerships and Innovation/Associate Professor in Physical Therapy




Ashley Knuth

Ashley Knuth

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy - Pediatrics




Dr. Amy McQuade

Dr. Amy McQuade

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Curriculum Coordinator




Dr. Sara North

Dr. Sara North

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy




Thomas Pahnke

Thomas Pahnke

Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy, Chair of the Department of Human Movement Sciences




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Dr. Lindsey Palmen

Lecturer in Physical Therapy




Dr. Karma Peters

Dr. Karma Peters

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy




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Dr. Lenny Ramsey

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy




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Kathleen Shields

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education




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