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Full Time / 3 Years / Seattle

Doctor of Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Washington offers an exceptional, well-rounded education for students who want to graduate as physical therapy generalists.

At the UW, you’ll study in one of the top departments for rehabilitation services in the United States. Our DPT program is offered by the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, the fifth leading department for rehabilitation care in the United States, according to current rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

The UW DPT program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.


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A Rewarding Future

The UW DPT program prepares you for the national physical therapy licensure exam and a rewarding career in physical therapy. 100% of our grads pass the exam.

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Interdisciplinary Classes

Our program emphasizes collaborative practice. Take courses with students training in other health disciplines at the UW such as speech-language pathology and medicine.

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Outstanding Faculty

Our faculty are clinicians and researchers who are advancing the field of rehabilitation medicine in areas such as gait biomechanics and technology to treat paralysis.

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Diverse Clinical Experiences

Our program offers access to more than 400 clinical sites for your internship experience, so you can delve into different physical therapy specialties and settings.

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