Physical therapist student working with patient.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Post-Baccalaureate

Complete your journey to becoming a physical therapist. Through LVC's post-baccalaureate Doctor of Physical Therapy program, you'll earn a highly regarded terminal degree and come away with vast clinical experience.

You'll gain the skills and experience to work across diverse settings, with patients from infancy to adulthood. Graduating with a doctorate from LVC means joining a growing and deeply-connected alumni network of practicing clinicians who will encourage and support you in your career.

Next start date: May 13, 2024
Early application deadline: October 1

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).

full-time tuition and fees, 2023–24
30 weeks
full-time clinical education
3 years
time to completion
Physical therapist student working with patient.

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 C.U.R.E. Clinic

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

median salary for physical therapists in the U.S.—in a growing field
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
pass rate
ultimate pass rate for the Physical Therapy exam
employment rate 2020-2021 (two year average)
first-time pass rate for licensure exam 2020–21 (two year average)
graduation rate from the professional phase 2020–21 (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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