Skip to Main Content
Idaho State University

Physical Therapy Program


Idaho State University's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a professional entry level degree program preparing students for licensure to practice as physical therapists. The program emphasizes student interaction with patients and clients during classroom, practicum and affiliation experiences, interprofessional education activities, and an emphasis on service and advocacy. In 2018, we enrolled our first class of 24 students at our new campus in Meridian, Idaho.  Successful applicants can request a preference to study in either Pocatello or Meridian, Idaho.  The ISU DPT program offers an affordable 34-month program with an excellent student to faculty ratio.

Future Is Bright

Physical therapy has been named as one of the nation’s 150 best recession-proof jobs and Forbes Magazine and US News consistently rank physical therapists high in job satisfaction and employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a high rate of growth and demand for physical therapists over the next 10 years. 


Why be a Physical Therapist?

A Career in Physical Therapy

More information can be found at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for prospective students. You can also find information from a consumer's point of view regarding the many benefits of physical therapy at the APTA Move Forward site.


'March thru the Arch' Tradition

Join the many who have marched through the arch.

Idaho State University Arch


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Idaho State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Address: 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314;


Email:; website:

If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call 208-373-1733 or email

Why Idaho?

PT in Motion magazine consistently ranks Idaho at the top of states in which to practice Physical Therapy. Further, Idaho abounds in natural beauty with easy access to national and state parks.

Scenic Bogus Basin

Check out some details, statistics and specifics of the ISU DPT Program!