Careers for Pre-PT/OT Graduates

Both doctors of physical therapy (DPT) and occupational therapists are considered essential professions, and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, are both expected to see a job market increase of more than three times the average growth rate for all jobs by 2028.

What’s the Difference Between a DPT and an Occupational Therapist?

DPTs require a doctoral degree to practice, and their primary goal is to improve patients’ body movement and help them manage pain. Occupational therapists require a master’s degree and help disabled, injured, or ill patients improve and maintain skills to perform everyday activities.

Graduate School Opportunities

APU students have been accepted to DPT and Occupational Therapy programs including, but not limited to: Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University, Columbia University, Duke University, Loma Linda University, Northwestern University, Regis University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Southern California, and the University of Washington.

Note: This information is current for the 2021-22 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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