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Important Program Dates

Fall Semester Start

Priority application deadline: April 3, 2017
Final application deadline: May 15, 2017
Semester begins: September 5, 2017

Summer Semester Start

Priority application deadline: November 1, 2017
Final application deadline: February 1, 2018
Semester begins: May 7, 2018

Education Model

Residential Program with clinical assignments throughout the country

RMUoHP Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduate Program

Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduate Program Director, Dr. Wes McWhorter, talks about RMUoHP's DPT program and what makes this university so unique.

RMUoHP Class of 2015 Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduates

Congratulations Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduates! We are very proud of each of you and all the challenges you have overcome to make it to this point! Now, we invite you to go out and be excellent! Check out a full recap of the event on our University News page.

UTAH RATED #1 FOR BEST PLACES TO PRACTICE PT

for it's third year in a row

RMUoHP considers the best educational model for a changing healthcare environment to be an integration of scholarship, practical experience and research. These specific strategies complement the general goals of each degree program, as listed in the program curricula. The integration of academic work, clinical experience, and research begins early in the student’s education and continues throughout his or her graduate program.

The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to provide a student-centered education that prepares graduates for socially responsible, outcomes-oriented, evidence-based, autonomous and collaborative practice. The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree and meet the prerequisites detailed below. The program is an on-site, residential program that includes a mix of traditional lecture/lab and blended/online courses during 8 continuous semesters of classroom and clinical experiences. By design, the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program relies on the progressive clinical and academic model demonstrated in current University programs. The DPT program incorporates technological and clinical advances as well as contemporary educational theory. RMUoHP, acknowledged for its excellence in faculty and educational programming, recognizes that even with the best technology and curriculum, the heart and soul of the program is its students. The program caters to highly motivated students who wish to be active participants in their education.

The DPT program is committed to the development of a professional who can:

  • Demonstrate a minimum of entry-level skill in autonomous provision of services including screening, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care, intervention and outcomes assessment activities.
  • Provide effectively managed physical therapy services to healthcare consumers in a caring manner that demonstrates altruistic principles balanced with fiscal/fiduciary awareness.
  • Adhere to ethical standards of practice and legal/regulatory policies.
  • Provide leadership in the field of physical therapy.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence, lifelong learning, critical inquiry and clinical reasoning by skillfully incorporating current evidence into physical therapy practice.
  • Demonstrate abilities to continue professional development, including self- and peer evaluation.
  • The overall National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) licensure pass rate is 100% for the 2015 and 2016 cohorts.
  • The graduation rate for the class of 2015 was 100%. This class graduated in December of 2015.
    • 100% of these graduates that passed the NPTE are employed as physical therapists.
  • The graduation rate for the class of 2016 was 98%. This class graduated in December of 2016.
    • 100% of these graduates that passed the NPTE are employed as physical therapists.
    • The employment rate for the class of 2016 was 100%, for those who sought employment.
APTA Reach100 Platinum Level
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Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum
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Doctor of Physical Therapy Faculty

J. Wesley McWhorter, PT, PhD, MPT
Graduate Program Director,
Doctor of Physical Therapy (Entry-level)

Steven G. Wilkinson, PT, PhD
Associate Program Director,
Doctor of Physical Therapy (Entry-level)

Joel Tenbrink, PT, PhD, ATC
Assistant Program Director,
Doctor of Physical Therapy (Entry-level)