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:

All applications to the Kean University DPT program are now available on PTCAS (www.ptcas.org). 

The DPT Program begins in the Summer I Term. Application deadlines are as follows:

PTCAS "Soft" Deadline (highly recommended): October 3rd
PTCAS "Hard" Deadline: December 1st

Review of applications will begin following each deadline and when applications have been "verified" through PTCAS.
BOTH the PTCAS application and the Kean University DPT supplemental application MUST be completed by the deadline in order for the application to be reviewed.

 

Apply Now Through PTCAS

Complete the Supplemental Application

 

 

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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

TUITION AND FEES

Please visit this page.

 

Public Notice of Pre-Candidacy

Effective May 2016, Kean University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Furthermore, 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/