Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Important Program Dates

Summer Semester Start

Application deadlineFebruary 1, 2018*

Semester begins: May 7, 2018

Fall Semester Start

Application deadline: February 1, 2018
Semester begins: September 3, 2018

*(PTCAS application needs to be verified by this date)

Education Model

Residential Program with clinical assignments throughout the country

2018 Yearly Schedule

RMUoHP Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduate Program

Doctor of Physical Therapy 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.


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 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rocky Mountain University of 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: [email protected]; website:

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 RMUoHP 2015 and 2016 cohorts.
  • The graduation rate for the RMUoHP 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
Admission Requirements
Tuition Information
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)

DPT News

Doctor of Physical Therapy Awards Ceremony

On December 6, 2017, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program hosted students and their family and friends at Provo City Library in Academy [...]

DPT Learning Opportunity

DPT 5 TESTS OUT NEW SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY Six students complete inaugural course including the RMUoHP Foundation's Community Rehabilitation Center (CRC) RMUoHP completed [...]

  • RMUoHP DPT Second Cohort

DPT 6 Volunteers with Special Olympics Utah

12 students help with testing and education for 'Healthy Athletes' program “Reflecting on the experience, I thoroughly enjoyed working with the athletes and their families. They [...]

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Fall 2016 Publications List

PhD Dissertations ATHLETIC TRAINING Taz Kicklighter - A Holistic Investigation of Clinical Reasoning in Athletic Training. Rich Ramirez - Beliefs and Behaviors of Strength and [...]

  • RMUoHP DPT Second Cohort

Second DPT Cohort

We are pleased to announce that RMUoHP has been approved to add a second Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) cohort that would start every September beginning [...]

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2016 Scholarship Winners

Amanda Pulver $1000 Single Parent Scholarship Andrew Doyle $3000 Top Scholar and Opportunity Scholarships Ashley Wartena $500 Merit Scholarship Crystal Miskin $2500 Top Scholar and Merit [...]

  • RMUoHP Library Database Trials

Library Update

The LRC is currently conducting three (3) free trials. You can access them through the LRC Webpage: PsycINFO In anticipation of our new [...]

Dr. Linda Csiza APTA Board Appointment

Dr. Linda Csiza was recently appointed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). Her [...]

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