Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Doctor of Physical Therapy 


Main Campus (Union, NJ)


Summer:  March 1 (applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the deadline)
Fall:         No admission
Spring:     No admission


Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Kean University!
The purpose of the DPT Program at Kean University 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.   At Kean University’s School of Physical Therapy, 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 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”linically effective
“K”ritically thinking


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; 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
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
phone 703-706-3245

Executive Director

Admissions Counselor

East Campus, Room 309
Graduate Admissions Representative
T. 908.737.7136