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About The Program

Physical therapy is one of Lebanon Valley College’s most competitive and in-demand programs and will soon have additional new space in the Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, which opened in summer 2018. Students majoring in Physical Therapy will have the opportunity to participate in clinical studies that offer real-world experiences in physical therapy. For students interested in our physical therapy program, the department established three distinct phases for admission into our renowned program:

All three of these phases lead to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Our graduates boast 100% job offer rates according to those who responded to our annual surveys, as well as a more than 90% pass rates on the physical therapy board exam. A strong and active alumni network ensures that all department graduates will have extensive support during and after program completion.



Why LVC?

  • Since 2006, LVC’s Physical Therapy Program has had full accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  • The physical therapy curriculum is based on the American Physical Therapy Association’s “A Normative Model of Physical Therapist Professional Education” and the “Guide to Physical Therapy Practice.” The program follows the guidelines established by CAPTE.
  • In addition to pre-professional courses in biology, chemistry, physics, statistics, sociology, psychology, and English, there is a significant liberal arts component to the program. This comprehensive education makes our graduates great communicators and practitioners.
  • Physical therapy students have extensive opportunities to conduct research and collaborate with faculty through programs such as BodyARMOR—a collaborative effort between the departments of athletics, physical therapy, and athletic training. Students also partner with the education department to develop a program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Many physical therapy majors gain real-world experience as undergraduates working in the Lebanon Valley College Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Clinic or volunteering with the student-run free physical therapy clinic, Compassionate Undenied Rehabilitation Experience Therapy Clinic (C.U.R.E.).
  • The Physical Therapy Department is housed in The Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, which opened in summer 2018.

The strong reputation of the DPT program in the Central PA region and the C.U.R.E. student-run pro bono clinic were factors that influenced my decision to attend LVC.

Physical Therapy Doctoral Graduate

Kristin Miller D'16

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