Doctor of Physical Therapy
The ISU DPT Program is housed in Pocatello at ISU’s main campus as well as at the ISU Meridian Health Science Center. Through use of a distance learning education system, students are enrolled in one program, with one faculty, and will be in one student cohort. With the use of video teleconferencing instructional technology (VTIT), didactic courses are delivered through a real time, interactive system. Students at both sites attend the same class and share an instructor for the course. About half of our faculty are based in Meridian and half in Pocatello, meaning that, for some of the courses the instruction will be physically present in the classroom regardless of the student’s home site. In addition, instructors make regular visits to the other site for on-site teaching and meeting with students.
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.
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.