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About the Program


Physical therapists’ newly acquired autonomy carries with it serious responsibility. This growing force of health care providers represents a substantial aspect of patient care and stands poised to exert significant influence over the current health care delivery systems. To prepare the nation’s leading physical therapists, APU’s Department of Physical Therapy:

Program Outcomes

Graduates of APU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program:

Student Outcomes

This information is provided in compliance with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Student Outcomes regulation.

Graduation Rate
Graduation Year Graduation Rate
2013 92.5%
2012 90.24%
2011 97.43%
2010 91.89%
Graduation Year Percent Employed Within
6 Months of Passing NPTE
2013 TBD
2012 100%
2011 100%
2010 100%
NPTE Pass Rate Data
Graduation Year Ultimate Pass Rate
2013 97.3%
2012 97.37%
2011 100%
2010 100%

Working While in the Program

It is best not to work while in the program. Most students who attempt to work find the demands of the program too great to continue to work, or are able to work only part time on weekends. Students must be available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., and work for occasional classes in the evenings.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.