Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

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The rewards of helping people of all ages and abilities improve their mobility, function, and overall well-being are many. Prepare to experience these rewards with a University of the Cumberlands Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Your program will help you train in all areas of physical therapy best practice and prepare you for the physical therapy license examination.

Through this hybrid DPT program that combines online learning, on-campus instruction, and in-person physical therapy training, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Experience integrated, case-based instruction to prepare for real-world practice.
  • Take self-guided online courses to fit with your busy schedule.
  • Network with fellow professionals in the field through the virtual classroom setting.
  • Apply your knowledge and engage with real patients in supervised community-based learning experiences.
  • Participate in a clinical education practicum at one of several contracted clinical sites throughout Kentucky and the country.

As a graduate of the program, you’ll be prepared to collaborate with healthcare teams to improve patient and community health with the comprehensive knowledge base needed to:

  • Evaluate and diagnose movement system dysfunctions.
  • Create and implement plans of care personalized to help each individual patient improve mobility, recover from injuries, manage pain and chronic health conditions.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide a holistic approach to patient health outcomes.
  • Offer guidance and advice and empower patients to prevent future injury or chronic conditions.

Are you ready for a terminal degree in physical therapy? One focused on helping you help patients live their lives to the fullest? One with the flexible, hybrid format to fit your busy life? And one that is fully accredited by one of the top physical therapy accreditation agencies in the U.S.?

Then we have your Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Fill out the form today and we’ll get you the information you need to get started on your career-changing program.



Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; [email protected] is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

The University of the Cumberlands is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE.  On June 1, 2022, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage.  Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status.  Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved.  Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Program Outcomes

Participate in an immersive, expert-led curriculum in a convenient online format.

Broaden your skillset and establish yourself as one of the best in your profession.

Enhance your professional connections as you prepare to become a leader in your field.

Why UC?

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Real-World Learning