Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

 

Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Kean University.  We believe that the future of physical therapy lies within the ability of new professionals to continually demonstrate the value of physical therapy by driving the evidence for patient outcomes, scholarly advancement, and the professional advocacy efforts of our profession. The purpose of the DPT program is to educate, develop, and support aspiring Doctors of Physical Therapy to become skilled clinicians who are prepared to efficiently enter a dynamic clinical practice environment. 

DEGREE OFFERED:

Doctor of Physical Therapy 
This is an entry level program for all undergraduate holders of any major.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

March 1, 2016 (applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the deadline)

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program builds upon the rich tradition of excellence in education at Kean University and is rooted in six core domains which represent the type of entry-level clinician the profession of physical therapy deserves.  Through an innovative combination of hands-on, inter-professional, problem-based, “flipped” and online course delivery methods, the future graduates of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Kean University will learn to be:
 
  • "K"onscientious – as thoughtful and meticulous practitioners
  • "K"linically effective – from a business and operational standpoint
  • "K"ritically thinking – able to solve problems with satisfying outcomes for the patient
  • "K"ollaborative – utilizing the professional know-how of all team members
  • "K"ontemporary – using only the most up-to-date methodology
  • "K"ampaigning – acting as the patient’s advocate

 

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

DR. SHANNON N. CLIFFORD, PT, PhD, MPT

East Campus, Room 309

cliffosh@kean.edu

Public Notice of Pre-Candidacy
Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Kean University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on December 1st, 2015. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation. More information about the accreditation process through Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) can be found at http://www.capteonline.org/
 

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