Western University of Health Sciences College of Allied Health Professions Western University of Health Sciences
College of Allied Health Professions

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

  • CAHP
  • Physical Therapy

Message from the Program Chair

Denise Schilling, PT, PhD

Denise Schilling, PT, PhD

Greetings to Prospective Students and Visitors. The Western University Physical Therapy program provides an opportunity to obtain a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree to two groups of students. Our professional program is open to qualified candidates who are seeking their first professional degree in Physical Therapy. We also offer an post professional DPT for students who are licensed PTs and hold a bachelor, certificate, or master’s degree in physical therapy. These candidates enter the DPT program as students with advanced standing. More…

Learn more

About the Program

About the Program The Department of Physical Therapy Education educates competent, caring, culturally sensitive, reflective practitioners who are committed to life long learning, scientific inquiry, developing critical thinking skills, and employing evidence based practice so that they may best address the healthcare needs of the community. More…



The Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the Department of Physical Therapy Education at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Allied Health Professions, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.

Professional DPT Student Outcomes

DPT Class


Program Graduation


PT Licensure Exam

Pass Rate



2013 100% 98% 93%
2012 93% 100% 95%
2011 80% 100% 95%






*within 6 months of passing licensure exam

Stay Connected

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and annoucements from WesternU!

Stay connected with Facebook Stay connected with Linkedin Stay connected with RSS