Physical Therapy

Saint Joseph’s University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is an accredited doctoral program that prepares you for a fulfilling career in physical therapy (PT). PT was named one of the best healthcare professions and best jobs overall by U.S. News & World Report. With an accelerated curriculum focused on experiential learning, our 31-month physical therapy program will teach you evidence-based techniques and empower you to practice collaboratively in diverse healthcare environments. You’ll have access to 350+ full-time clinical practice sites in Philadelphia and beyond and gain skills to treat a wide swath of patients in a variety of healthcare settings.

Saint Joseph’s physical therapy faculty are skilled practitioners, many of whom are ABPTS certified in a variety of practice areas, such as orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, neurology, cardiopulmonary, sports and more.  Faculty apply their expertise in the classroom and in collaborative student-faculty research.  

Department of Physical Therapy Faculty

BS to Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Physical therapy is a thriving area of healthcare and one of its most rewarding and fulfilling careers. Saint Joseph’s BS in Exercise Physiology/Health Science to Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) prepares you to develop as a skilled practitioner with a fast path to graduation. The curriculum includes a wealth of clinical experiences, including pro-bono clinics and full-time clinical education rotations.  Earn two degrees — a BS in exercise physiology or health science and a Doctor of Physical Therapy — in under six years without having to re-apply by meeting all academic criteria and program requirements.

You can enter this accelerated PT program as an incoming first-year student through our direct-entry admission pathway or as a transfer student.

If you already hold a bachelor's degree or higher and have completed all requisites, you can enter the DPT program as a graduate student.