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Doctor of Physical Therapy

The University of Lynchburg’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program provides students with the comprehensive knowledge and skills through a student-centered approach, evidence-based focus, and case-based integrated instruction.

Faculty members are dedicated to student success and provide personalized instruction and mentoring through one-on-one office hours, small group sessions, lab work, and seminars. Our comprehensive, progressive curriculum covers the full range of fundamental sciences and physical therapy practice areas, while highlighting the importance of a patient-centered approach. Clinical decision-making skills and active learning strategies are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Amazing Facilities

A 37,000 sq. ft. dedicated to physical therapy that is open 24/7.

Inclusive Tuition

Tuition includes a new Macbook Air, text books, medical kit, and more.

100% Employment

100% of graduates were employed within one year of graduation.

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You'll receive an unparalleled education with evidence-based instruction, student-centered learning environments, and a close working relationship with faculty, and access to the most current research and clinical information. The University also offers state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory facilities, as well as onsite dedicated physical therapy research areas. Additionally, our health care partnerships offer unique clinical experience that will prepare students for future practice. 

You’ll receive an education rooted in exceptional teaching, resources, and experiences — all designed to prepare you for success.

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What makes the Lynchburg DPT program unique?

Community Health Clinic: Focus your education around health care leadership, administration, and business skills.

Service-integrated Curriculum: Become an active voice in decision making that impacts their profession, their patients, and the future of the healthcare system.

40+ Clinical sites: Learn how to successfully initiate and manage global disaster response.

DPT-to-AT: Prepare for teaching, program and curriculum design and implementation, program evaluation, and more.

Rusty Smith was probably the one I learned the most from during my time there, from his wealth of knowledge in orthopedics that I still use day to day with evaluating and treating athletes.

JT Podell ’15 DPT

Head of Rehab, New Jersey Devils 

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