Professional Entry-Level DPT 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:

1. A Christian Approach to Healthcare

Everything we do is integrated with our vision of "Uniting Christianity with Healthcare Education" and our mission "To empower students who dream of becoming excellent physical therapists". Every aspect of learning and interaction with faculty and clinicians is integrated with the goal to serve the whole person not just the physical needs of patients.

2. 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.

3. A 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.

4. 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.

5. Program Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Andrews University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

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Postprofessional programs (such as our DScPT and tDPT) are not accredited by CAPTE, as it currently accredits only qualified entry-level DPT programs. The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Andrews University satisfies educational prerequisites for professional licensure as a physical therapist in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. 

Student Outcomes (Averages)

  • Graduation rate - 92.3%  (2017-2019)
  • NPTE ultimate pass rate - 97% (2017-2019)
  • Employment rate - 100% employed as Physical Therapists within six months after graduation for those who sought employment (2017-2019).


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)