Physical Therapy

Earn a doctorate in physical therapy

The IU Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program provides an entry-level physical therapy education for individuals looking to enter the profession. The goal of the DPT program is to prepare students to make a real difference in the lives of their patients.

The doctorate is a three-year, full-time program. With a comprehensive curriculum, the program will offer you a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical partnerships, both locally and nationally, to facilitate and develop clinical skills. After completing the coursework and fieldwork, graduates with be eligible to sit for the licensure exam for physical therapy.

You will leave the program with a sense of commitment to contribute to the health of the community and to grow personally and professionally throughout your career.


100%ultimate pass rate on the PT licensure exam

400+community and clinical partners nearby

97.7%graduation rate of students in 2022

Get hands-on experience

The curriculum of the DPT program consists of four, full-time clinical experiences. Integrated Clinical Education (ICE) courses occur in both semesters of the first year of study, and the spring semester of the second year of study. This fieldwork will provide you with practical experience for the real world and expose you to a variety of clinical settings.

Dive into engaging research

The faculty of the physical therapy department at IUPUI are constantly engaged in research that is innovating the field of physical therapy. As a student of the program, you'll have the opportunity to participate in these exciting areas of research: musculoskeletal health, neuro-rehabilitation, and multiple community-engaged research programs.

Join a community of difference-makers

Our physical therapy students get exposed to a number of different community programs during their education. These organizations offer you an opportunity to participate in something bigger than yourself while simultaneously introducing you to soft skills, concepts, and applicable knowledge you'll need to succeed.

Join a program with remarkable results

The Doctor in Physical Therapy at Indiana University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). With our program, you’ll follow a curriculum that effectively prepares you for the physical therapy board exam.

Our vision is to excel as a locally, nationally, and internationally recognized leader in physical therapy education, research, and civic engagement.