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ISU DPT 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 study in either Pocatello or Meridian, Idaho. The ISU DPT program offers an affordable 34-month program with an excellent student-to-faculty ratio.

Our Future Is Bright

Physical therapy has been named one of the nation’s 150 best recession-proof jobs by TIME magazine. US News has ranked physical therapists #3 in best healthcare jobs and #6 out of 100 best jobs. Forbes ranked physical therapists 8th in 10 Jobs in High Demand that Require a College Degree. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 17% growth in employment and increasing demand for physical therapists over the next 10 years. 

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

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

Address: 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100

Alexandria, Virginia  22305-3085

Telephone: 703-706-3245

Email: accreditation@apta.org;


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