As a physical therapist with a physical therapy D.P.T., you'll help patients recover from injuries, regain their mobility, and restore their health and well-being. Our six-year accelerated, direct-admit doctoral degree 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.
Pathways to a Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Real Patients in Real Settings
Via Advanced Facilities
Enter the world of a working physical therapist through the doors of our Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion. After enrolling in LVC’s D.P.T. program, you’ll be mentored by faculty experts with experience in pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, acute care, and home health physical therapy.
Via Clinical Training
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.
Interested in the brain and helping patients recover, regain mobility, and restore health and well-being? LVC has a unique path to earn your bachelor’s in Neuroscience and doctorate in Physical Therapy in just six years in the accelerated Physical Therapy Program. You’ll spend the first three years of your undergraduate education studying the mind and in Biology and Psychology courses, before receiving guaranteed acceptance into the PT graduate phase in year four if you meet or exceed all program requirements and minimum GPA.
A Neuroscience major is advantageous for future Physical Therapists because the brain plays a critical role in movement, mobility, and function, from the pathways that control movement to the cognitive processes that underlie motor control, task-sequencing, comprehension, and motivation.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Lebanon Valley College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: https://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 717-867-6840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Their Words
Chair of Exercise Science
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy