As a physical therapist, you'll help patients recover from injuries, regain their mobility, and restore their health and well-being. Our six-year accelerated, direct-admit doctoral program is designed for students to go straight from their first year to the D.P.T., saving time and money while preparing to enter an expanding industry.
The program isn’t for the faint of heart—it’s rigorous and highly competitive to prepare you to be a respected clinical professional.
Need-based departmental scholarships are available.
Pathways to a Doctorate in Physical Therapy
LVC provides one of the few direct-admit, first-year entry physical therapy programs in Pennsylvania. We also offer two separate pathways for early professional students and traditional graduate students.
Real Patients in Real Settings
Enter the world of a working physical therapist through the doors of our Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion. You’ll be mentored by faculty experts with experience in pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, acute care, and home health physical therapy.
During select semesters, and in your fifth-year summer program, you’ll have a rigorous 30-week clinical education experience where you’ll interact with patients directly and help them on the road to recovery. You also can extend your clinical experience by serving the community in our student-led C.U.R.E. Clinic, which offers free services to uninsured patients from the community.