Professional Entry Program
While you can receive quality PT education at many schools across the nation, together the five very important features built in to our entry-level program that sets us apart:
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Andrews 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The transitional DPT (t-DPT), Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) and the Orthopedic Residency Programs are not accredited by CAPTE.
A Christian approach to healthcare
Everything we do is integrated with our mission of Uniting Christianity with Healthcare Education. Every aspect of learning and interaction with faculty and clinicians is integrated with the goal to serve more than just the physical needs of patients.
Cooperative learning environment
Andrews PT students are not in competition with any classmate for grades or ranking. Class members are encouraged to be supportive and help each other succeed. We believe this not only reflects our Christian philosophy of education but is also more representative of clinical expectations after graduation.
Caring family-like atmosphere
Our faculty, staff, and students care about each other. You will be surrounded by people who want you to succeed. It's satisfying to know that even though you will be investing a considerable amount of time, money, and energy into your professional education, you will have a support system.
Small class size
In addition to a quality educational experience, graduate classes are small enough to provide a personal learning experience. Some classes are held conference-style, which promotes involved, direct discussion between students and faculty.
On average, 86% of admitted students graduate from the program (3-year average data for 2011-2013). Of our DPT graduates, 100% pass the licensure exam, and 100% of those reporting are employed as Physical Therapists within six months after graduation (3-year average data for 2010-2012).