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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Information


To empower students and physical therapists to drive the future of our profession


Prepare entry-level physical therapists who optimize human movement and function by providing educational opportunities in practice, service, and research


Core Competencies

The ISU DPT Program aims to:

  1. Educate and instruct students in foundational knowledge and skills to assume roles as competent entry-level physical therapists.
  2. Prepare students in diverse practice settings or with a variety of patient populations.
  3. Educate and train students with skills in patient education.
  4. Develop habits of critical reflection and self-directed learning.
  5. Provide and promote opportunities for professional advocacy and interprofessional collaboration.


Program Highlights

The ISU DPT Program has been producing effective and caring physical therapists for over 25 years. Our faculty is clinically engaged and directly supervise and instruct students in the clinic with direct patient care beginning in the first year of the program. We emphasize critical reflection and evidence based practice to challenge the student to be lifelong learners to drive the future of the profession.

Graduate Statistics

Our graduates are self-assured and benefit from the small class size and direct interaction with faculty. Our graduation rate for 2021 & 2022 is 100% and pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Licensure Exam (NPTE) over the past two years (2020 & 2021) is currently 98.5% (first time pass rate is 82.8%). 100% of our licensed graduates (2021 & 2022) seeking employment found employment within 6 months.

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Pocatello, ID 83209

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