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The 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. The ISU DPT program offers an affordable 34-month program with an excellent student to faculty ratio within in a safe and friendly community.

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 come to Idaho? Well, 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.



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.


Why ISU?

Take a look at ISU's new interactive, online, virtual 360° tour of many of our programs on campus!  From the tour's main page you can navigate to many of the Kasiska Divison of Health Sciences areas on both our Pocatello and Meridian campuses.  

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Admissions Questions

(208) 282-3508


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921 South 8th Avenue Stop 8045
Pocatello, ID 83209

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