Our Mission

Engaging students in a personalized and collaborative learning environment that empowers them to become physical therapists who have a commitment to life-long learning, a passion for serving others, and a dedication to interprofessional practice that inspire them to optimize the health and well-being of the community.

Our Program

The Mount’s DPT Program is a 117-credit hour, 9 semester, 3 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 a 4-week full-time introductory clinical education experience. The second-year clinical courses build from the basic knowledge, skills and reasoning in organized practice pattern and population-based courses. The third year builds on the advanced didactic knowledge, skills and reasoning by putting them into practice during 4, 9-10-week full-time clinical education experiences, giving our students 38 weeks of practice in 4 unique practice settings to hone their skills and prepare them for the NPTE and securing their first-choice in employment. Visit the curriculum and clinical education page at the link on the right for more detailed information. 


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Accreditation and Outcomes

Mount St. Joseph University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and receives its certificate of authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Mount St. Joseph University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: CAPTE Website.

If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call 513-244-4890 or email physical.therapy@msj.edu.

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The program is in good standing and accredited to the next self-study and site visit in 2025.

CAPTE accredited programs meet the requirements for application for PT licensure in every state. However, many states have other requirements that could make a candidate ineligible. Prior to enrolling in our DPT program, a student who does not reside in Ohio should contact the licensing board in their home state to determine whether they would meet the requirements for licensure in the state where the student resides.

Reporting of Student Outcomes

Mount St. Joseph University has a 91% graduation rate (2022 and 2023 cohorts) and 100% employment rate per 1-year post graduation surveys (2021 and 2022 cohorts).

For the cohorts graduating in 2022 and 2023, MSJ graduates have a first-time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam of 93% and an ultimate pass rate of 98%.

CAPTE DPT Student Financial Fact Sheet

For complaints that fall outside due process please see our program policy and procedure that addresses handling complaints that fall outside due process.




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