Learn More About the Program

LVC’s CAPTE-accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy program is highly competitive and focused on exceptional career preparation. As a post-baccalaureate student taking in-person courses, you’ll gain practical experience treating patients with disabilities, neurological disorders, and musculoskeletal injuries in clinical and community settings. View the student financial fact sheet (PDF).

112
credits
$37,140
full-time tuition and fees, 2023–24
30 weeks
full-time clinical education
3 years
time to completion
Students practice techniques during physical therapy class.

PT Education That’s Ahead of the Curve

The Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion

The Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion is LVC’s state-of-the-art $20m facility where you’ll learn the intricacies of the human body in the cadaver anatomy lab and perform exercise testing in the Lewis Human Performance Lab.

The CURE Clinic

You will gain experience and serve the community through the student-led CURE Clinic, where students schedule and treat uninsured patients from the community entirely free of charge.

$95,620
median salary for physical therapists in the U.S.—in a growing field
17%
growth rate in the field of physical therapy 2020–30 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Top 20%
of Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Physical Therapy in America
100%
pass rate
99%
ultimate licensure exam pass rate 2022–23 (two year average)
99%
employment rate 2022–23 (two year average)
85.3%
first time licensure exam pass rate 2022–23 (two year average)
95.9%
graduation rate from the professional phase 2022–23 (two year average)

In Their Words

LVC’s program instilled in me the values of continuing to learn and improve myself even after I graduated. I have sought out opportunities to continue to learn and grow as a professional after graduation, and plan to continue to do this for the rest of my career.
Dr. Andrew Pipkin ’08, D’11, Medical Director, Major League Baseball
I’m very thankful for the professors we had at LVC. They’re full of life, they keep you entertained, and most of them still practice. They’re up to date on the latest research, and it feeds us directly. That’s why LVC excels.
Dr. Corey Baldwin ’14, D’16, Physical Therapist, Excel Physical Therapy
The most important benefits from these clinical experiences away from the classroom are developing communication skills, enhancing your therapeutic skillset of exercises and hands-on care, and building upon your entry-level knowledge base. Without these out-of-classroom experiences, I would not have the confidence as the clinician I am today.
Dr. Dakota Strohl ’18, D’20, Staff Therapist, Robbins Rehab West

Visit Our Campus

Find out more about the DPT program, tour the campus, and see our state-of-the-art health science facilities during a personalized campus visit. Contact Graduate & Professional Studies to schedule your visit.

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