Doctor of Physical Therapy


Become a knowledgeable, reflective and service-oriented physical therapy practitioner through Rockhurst University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at RU

Within Rockhurst's Doctor of Physical Therapy program, you will develop the skills, knowledge and competence to become a movement expert, working with individuals of all abilities across the lifespan. Through active learning experiences in continuing education courses that embrace clinical reasoning and reflection, you will provide education, physical therapy management, leadership, service and advocacy within the community and the profession. A DPT degree can increase your knowledge, raise your salary as a specialized health care professional, and advance your physical therapy career.  



About the DPT Program

Developing Leaders in Physical Therapy

Rockhurst University Physical Therapy alumni talk about their experiences at Rockhurst, in their PT jobs, as well as what they see from Rockhurst PT students compared to other schools.

Dual-Degree Options in the DPT program

Gain a competitive edge in today’s health care industry by earning two degrees at once — your Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, along with either an MBA or a Master of Arts. Become a physical therapist and business leader at once!

  • Both can be completed in just four and a half years, with the last year and a half completed while you work as a physical therapist or assistant.
  • Cost for both degrees is less than what many institutions charge for the DPT alone.
  • Curriculum allows you to simultaneously learn clinical and health care leadership skills.

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CAPTE Accredited

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Rockhurst University is one of the accredited physical therapy schools by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rockhurst 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:; website:
If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 816-501-4059 or email



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