The Division of Physical Therapy offers a Doctorate in Physical Therapy through two different programs, the traditional program and the transitional program and also offers the option to pursue a dual degree with a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master's degree in Athletic Training.

The Traditional Doctorate in Physical Therapy is for the entry level student and allows the graduate to enter the physical therapy profession and to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) to obtain state licensure. This program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The curriculum consists of three years of coursework in both the classroom and clinical environments. The didactic curriculum consists of courses in the foundational and clinical sciences taken at the campus in Winchester. The current clinical education program consists of three part-time and three full-time clinical experiences beginning in the spring of the first year. During the part-time clinical practicums, students are in the clinic one day per week. Full-time clinical internships can be anywhere in the nation, with a few international placements available. There are three clinical internships. The first lasts eight weeks, and the final two internships last 13 weeks each. Join us on 

In conjunction with the Division of Athletic Training, the student may also apply for the Dual Physical Therapy and Athletic Training degree. Please refer to the Dual Degree portion of the website for further details.

The Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy is for currently licensed professionals with either a bachelor's or master's degree in physical therapy to advance to the doctorate level. This program is from 1 to 2 years in length and is accomplished via a distance learning format. Please refer to the transistional DPT portion of the website for curriculum details.

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy The Traditional Doctorate in Physical Therapy is for the entry level student and allows the graduate to enter the physical therapy profession and to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) to obtain state licensure. This program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). TheRead More

Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy

The Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy is for currently licensed professionals with either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in physical therapy to advance to the doctorate level. This program is from 1 to 2 years in length and is accomplished via a distance learning format. Please refer to the transistional DPT portion of the website for curriculum details. For foreign trained therapists licensed in the United States, documentation of employment for 6 months in the U.S. is required. In order for you to have received your US PT license, all transcripts from non-U.S. institutionsRead More

Dual Program in PT and AT

Dual Degree in PT and AT Physical therapy is a challenging and satisfying profession — one with many career pathways from which to choose. One particular pathway is developing a career that specializes in sports medicine. Certified athletic trainers have expertise in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from athletics and other physicalRead More

Performing Arts Medicine Certificate

Performing Arts Medicine (PAM) Graduate Certificate Program Shenandoah University is committed to meeting the needs of practicing clinicians and performing arts educators who seek advanced education in the emerging practice area of performing arts medicine. The foundation of Shenandoah University’s mission states that the university distinguishes itself by providing opportunities to gain knowledge and develop…Read More