The DPT Program is a comprehensive degree designed to prepare clinicians who can think critically and solve problems.

Mount St. Joseph University delivers high-quality academics, hands-on experiential learning and individualized attention from faculty and staff who are devoted to the success of students. We do so while consistently living a culture of ethics and service.


The Mount's DPT Program is a three year curriculum designed to build from semester to semester as students develop the necessary knowledge and skills to be professional and proficient physical therapists. The first year presents foundational knowledge from which students can build initial clinical skills, culminating in short inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences. The second year clinical courses, organized by practice pattern and patient population, build from the basic knowledge and skills of the first year. The third year builds upon the prior two years and culminates in four full-time clinical internships, which include acute care, rehabilitation, and outpatient experiences.

Curricular Themes

The following themes are reflective of the Department’s mission and philosophy and are threaded throughout the courses and internship experiences of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Mount St. Joseph University:
• Patient/Client Management
• Professionalism
• Service
• Communication
• Critical Inquiry
• Education
• Practice Management

Follow the link on the right (Program Requirements) for a list of DPT courses.

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