Leading Physical Therapy Programs

Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Program (DPT)

Put your passion into practice by earning your Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at USAHS, the leading graduate school for PT since 1979.

Our unparalleled expert faculty practitioners are committed to creating and innovating our curriculum to prepare best-in-class practitioners who are clinically and technologically confident and culturally competent. Providing clinical simulations, hands-on learning, leading-edge technology, community projects and service-learning opportunities, USAHS is continuously enhancing the experiences you’ll need to lead and shape the profession’s future.

Learn more about our pathways to a DPT degree below.

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PT Scholarships

USAHS offers scholarships to recognize and reward outstanding academic achievement.

Program at a Glance

Campuses: San Marcos, CA | St. Augustine, FL | Miami, FL | Austin, TX | Dallas, TX

Format: Blended Courses with Online Components and In-Person Sessions + Weekday Labs

Start Dates: Sept., Jan., May The Dallas campus only offers the Residential DPT program in Sept. of each year

Duration: 2.7 years (8 trimesters)*

Campuses: San Marcos, CA | St. Augustine, FL | Austin, TX

Format: Online Coursework + In-Person Weekend Labs

Start Dates: Start Dates Vary by Campus

Duration: 9-12 credit hours per term over 12 trimesters*

*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress, credits transferred and other factors.

40+

Year legacy developing and delivering PT education

350+/35

Faculty / Specialties

10K+

PT alumni, largest network of practicing PT alumni Based on total DPT degrees conferred as reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data is captured by IPEDS through interrelated surveys conducted annually by the Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).

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Pro bono clinics/ Centers for Innovative Clinical Practice provide community and service-learning opportunities

How Do You Want to Study

2.3 Years*

Residential

I want to participate in an engaging, accelerated campus-focussed education.

  • In-person and online learning with weekday on-campus labs.
  • Live near and study at one of our beautiful campuses. San Marcos, CA, St. Augustine, FL, Miami, FL, Austin, TX, and Dallas, TX with three start dates a year.
3 Years*

Flex

I want to enjoy the benefits of hybrid online learning and take more time to earn my degree.

  • Online Asynchronous (on your time) courses and immersive on-campus labs on select weekends
  • San Marcos, CA, St. Augustine, FL, Austin, TX. Start dates vary by campus.

DPT Curriculum

The Residential DPT path can be completed in 8 trimesters (2.7 years), and the Flex DPT path can be completed in 12 trimesters (4 years). The DPT program includes online coursework blended with hands-on clinical education. Both Doctor of Physical Therapy programs are 131 credit hours and prepare you to take the national licensure exam necessary to practice physical therapy.

Residential DPT Curriculum

Core CoursesCredit Hours
Trimester I
PHT 5121C Gross Anatomy I4
PHT 5125C Applied Anatomy I1
HSC 5136 – Evidence Informed Practice: Research Fundamentals2
PHT 5130C Patient Care Management I3
PHT 5150 Pathophysiology4
PHT 5155 Physical Therapist Practice I3
PHT 5160C Soft Tissue Interventions I1
Total Credit Hours
18
Trimester II
PHT 5220C Gross Anatomy II4
PHT 5226C Applied Anatomy II1
PHT 5230C Biomechanics4
PHT 5240 Imaging2
PHT 5245C Movement Science I4
PHT 5250C Musculoskeletal I: Introduction to Orthopedic
Physical Therapy
4
Total Credit Hours
19
Trimester III
PHT 5310C Clinical Neuroscience4
PHT 5315C Neuromuscular I: Concepts and Examination3
PHT 5345C Movement Science II4
PHT 5350C Musculoskeletal II: Extremity3
PHT 5360C Differential Diagnosis2
PHT 5375 Pharmacology2
Total Credit Hours
18
Trimester IV
PHT 5420C Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy3
PHT 5435C Biophysical Agents2
PHT 5440C Physical Therapy for the Integumentary and
Lymphatic Systems
1
PHT 5456 – Physical Therapist Practice II3
PHT 5430C Patient Care Management II3
PHT 5450C Musculoskeletal III: Spine3
PHT 5415C Neuromuscular II: Evidence in Interventions3
Total Credit Hours
18
Trimester V
PHT 5570 Integrated Clinical Experience6
PHT 5530C Patient Care Management III3
PHT 5525C Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Assistive Technology3
PHT 5535 Evidence-Informed Practice II2
PHT 5550C Soft Tissue Interventions II2
Total Credit Hours
16
Trimester VI
PHT 5650C Musculoskeletal IV: Clinical Reasoning3
PHT 5615C Neuromuscular III: Advanced Examination
and Intervention
3
PHT 5610C Pediatric Physical Therapy3
PHT 5620C Geriatric Physical Therapy3
PHT 5665 Wellness and Health Promotion3
PHT 5670 Administration and Management in Physical Therapy3
Total Credit Hours
18
Trimester VII
PHT 5780 Knowledge Translation for Clinical Practice1
PHT 5770 Terminal Clinical Experience I11
Total Credit Hours
12
Trimester VIII
PHT 5870 Terminal Clinical Experience II11
PHT 5835 Evidence-Informed Practice III1
Total Credit Hours
12
Total Credit Hours for DPT Degree
131


Flex DPT Curriculum

Core CoursesCredit Hours
Trimester I
PHT 5121C Gross Anatomy I4
PHT 5125C Applied Anatomy I1
HSC 5136 – Evidence Informed Practice: Research Fundamentals2
PHT 5155 Physical Therapist Practice I3
PHT 5160C Soft Tissue Interventions I1
Total Credit Hours
11
Trimester II
PHT 5130C Patient Care Management I3
PHT 5150 Pathophysiology4
PHT 5220C Gross Anatomy II4
PHT 5226C Applied Anatomy II1
Total Credit Hours
12
Trimester III
PHT 5230C Biomechanics4
PHT 5245C Movement Science I4
PHT 5250C Musculoskeletal I: Introduction to Orthopedic
Physical Therapy
4
Total Credit Hours
12
Trimester IV
PHT 5310C Clinical Neuroscience 4
PHT 5240 Imaging2
PHT 5345C Movement Science II4
PHT 5435C Biophysical Agents2
Total Credit Hours
12
Trimester V
PHT 5315C Neuromuscular I: Concepts and Examination3
PHT 5350C Musculoskeletal II: Extremity3
PHT 5360C Differential Diagnosis2
PHT 5440C Physical Therapy for the Integumentary and
Lymphatic Systems
1
Total Credit Hours
9
Trimester VI
PHT 5375 Pharmacology2
PHT 5415C Neuromuscular II: Evidence in Interventions3
PHT 5525C Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Assistive Technology3
PHT 5430C Patient Care Management II3
Total Credit Hours
11
Trimester VII
PHT 5535 Evidence-Informed Practice II2
PHT 5450C Musculoskeletal III: Spine3
PHT 5456 – Physical Therapist Practice II3
PHT 5420C Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy3
Total Credit Hours
11
Trimester VIII
PHT 5550C Soft Tissue Interventions II 2
PHT 5570 Integrated Clinical Experience6
PHT 5530C Patient Care Management III3
Total Credit Hours
11
Trimester IX
PHT 5670 Administration and Management in
Physical Therapy
3
PHT 5610C Pediatric Physical Therapy3
PHT 5620C Geriatric Physical Therapy3
Total Credit Hours
9
Trimester X
PHT 5665 Wellness and Health Promotion
3
PHT 5615C Neuromuscular III: Advanced Examination
and Intervention
3
PHT 5650C Musculoskeletal IV: Clinical Reasoning3
Total Credit Hours
9
Trimester XI
PHT 5770 Terminal Clinical Experience I11
PHT 5780 Knowledge Translation for Clinical Practice1
Total Credit Hours
12
Trimester XII
PHT 5835 Evidence-Informed Practice III1
PHT 5870 Terminal Clinical Experience II11
Total Credit Hours
12
Total Credit Hours for DPT Degree
131

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DPT Scholarships

USAHS offers a series of scholarships designed to recognize outstanding academic achievement and reward personal accomplishments in community- and diversity-focused areas. These scholarships not only acknowledge past achievements but empower and motivate students to strive for continued excellence along their educational journeys.

The following scholarships are available to all applicants for the DPT or DPT Flex program who meet the eligibility criteria:

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DPT Accreditation and State Approvals/Post-Graduation Licensure

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org website: http://www.capteonline.org accredits the Doctor of Physical Therapy and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Flex programs at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on a campus-by-campus basis.


The DPT program accreditation status of each USAHS campus is as follows:

DPT Program Accreditation Status

Doctor of Physical Therapy – San Marcos Campus

The Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy Flex programs at the San Marcos, California, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences are 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clinical Orthopaedic Residency, and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship programs are not subject to accreditation by CAPTE. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Dr. Cherie Peters-Brinkerhoff at 760-410-5314 or email cpeters-brinkerhoff@usa.edu.

Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). In addition, all states require licensure to practice. After successful completion of the national exam and receiving state licensure, the individual will be a Physical Therapist (PT). A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the FSBPT examination or attain state licensure.

Doctor of Physical Therapy – St. Augustine Campus

The Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy Flex programs at the St. Augustine, Florida campus, of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences are 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clinical Orthopaedic Residency, and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship programs are not subject to accreditation by CAPTE. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Dr. Beth Ennis at 904-770-3645 or email bennis@usa.edu.

Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). In addition, all states require licensure to practice. After successful completion of the national exam and receiving state licensure, the individual will be a Physical Therapist (PT). A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the FSBPT examination or attain state licensure.

Doctor of Physical Therapy – Miami Campus

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the Miami, Florida, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clinical Orthopaedic Residency, and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship programs are not subject to accreditation by CAPTE. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Dr. Beth Ennis at 904-770-3645 or email bennis@usa.edu.

Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). In addition, all states require licensure to practice. After successful completion of the national exam and receiving state licensure, the individual will be a Physical Therapist (PT). A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the FSBPT examination or attain state licensure.

Doctor of Physical Therapy – Austin Campus

The Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy Flex programs at the Austin, Texas, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences are 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clinical Orthopaedic Residency, and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship programs are not subject to accreditation by CAPTE. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Dr. Manuel (Tony) A. Domenech at 737-202-3347 or email tdomenech@usa.edu.

Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). In addition, all states require licensure to practice. After successful completion of the national exam and receiving state licensure, the individual will be a Physical Therapist (PT). A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the FSBPT examination or attain state licensure.

Doctor of Physical Therapy – Dallas Campus

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the Dallas, Texas, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clinical Orthopaedic Residency, and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship programs are not subject to accreditation by CAPTE. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call or email Dr. Thomas P. Werner at 469-498-5740 or twerner@usa.edu.

Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). In addition, all states require licensure to practice. After successful completion of the national exam and receiving state licensure, the individual will be a Physical Therapist (PT). A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the FSBPT examination or attain state licensure.

Process to file a complaint with CAPTE

Additional information regarding this accreditation is available by contacting:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
American Physical Therapy Association
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
telephone: 703-706-3245
email: accreditation@apta.org
website: www.capteonline.org

DPT Program

State Approvals

DPT

USAHS currently is accepting applications for enrollment in the Doctor of Physical Therapy for residents of the following states:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

USAHS is not accepting applications from prospective students residing in states where the institution does not have state authorization. However, prospective students are encouraged to check back in the near future as the program may be offered in additional states.  Current and admitted students are also advised to monitor this page for any updates prior to relocating to another state, as this can have an impact on continued enrollment in the program and the ability to be placed for on-the-ground activities or clinical field experiences.

For states denoted with clinical field experience and other on-the-ground activity restrictions, USAHS does not have the necessary state authorization approvals to offer on-the-ground activities of this kind in those states at this time.

Post-Graduation Licensure

For states denoted with clinical field experience restrictions, USAHS does not have the necessary state authorization approvals to offer on-the-ground activities of this kind in those states at this time. However, these restrictions should not impact a graduates’ eligibility for professional licensure in his/her state, provided all other requirements are met. As such, the DPT program satisfies the educational requirements for licensure in all 50 states.

USAHS has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following locations:  American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.

 

It remains the student’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to field education experiences, licensing or certification, authorization or endorsement for the state in which she or he resides.

 

DPT Flex (San Marcos, St. Augustine, and Austin)

USAHS currently is accepting applications for enrollment in the Flex Doctor of Physical Therapy for residents of the following states:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

USAHS is not accepting applications from prospective students residing in states where the institution does not have state authorization. However, prospective students are encouraged to check back in the near future as the program may be offered in additional states.  Current and admitted students are also advised to monitor this page for any updates prior to relocating to another state, as this can have an impact on continued enrollment in the program and the ability to be placed for on-the-ground activities or clinical field experiences.

Post-Graduation Licensure

For states denoted with clinical field experience and other on-the-ground activity restrictions, USAHS does not have the necessary state authorization approvals to offer on-the-ground activities of this kind in those states at this time. However, these restrictions should not impact a graduates’ eligibility for professional licensure in his/her state, provided all other requirements are met. As such, the DPT program satisfies the educational requirements for licensure in all 50 states.

USAHS has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following locations:  American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.

 

It remains the student’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to field education experiences, licensing or certification, authorization or endorsement for the state in which she or he resides.

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CAPTE - DPT Student Outcomes & Financial Fact Sheets

Graduation Rate at 150% (Two-year Average)

Graduation rate is the percentage of students who matriculated in the first course in the professional program after the add/drop period and who completed the program. The two-year average graduation rates in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program for graduates in 2020 and 2021 are shown below. The information is reported in the CAPTE Annual Accreditation Report.

CampusResidential DPTFlex DPT
St. Augustine, FL98%94%
San Marcos, CA100%98%
Austin, TX98%100%
Miami, FL99%n/a *

* Flex DPT program is not offered at Miami, FL campus.

National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) First Time and Ultimate Pass Rates (Two-year Average)

Graduates from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program are eligible to register for the NPTE, the physical therapist examination.  The first time and ultimate licensure pass rates averaged over graduation years 2020 and 2021 by DPT program track, residential and flex, are shown below.

Residential DPTFlex DPT
CampusFirst TimeUltimateFirst TimeUltimate
St. Augustine, FL81%96%87%96%
San Marcos, CA77%97%61%91%
Austin, TX77%97%63%90%
Miami, FL68%93%n/a *

* The Flex DPT program is not offered on the Miami, FL campus.

Employment Rate (Two-year average)

The employment rates averaged over graduation calendar years 2020 and 2021 by DPT program track, residential and flex, are below.  The employment data was collected through a survey, phone calls, emails, and web searches.

CampusResidential DPTFlex DPT
St. Augustine, FL98%99%
San Marcos, CA95%98%
Austin, TX97%94%
Miami, FL96%n/a *

* The Flex DPT program is not offered on the Miami, FL campus.

Financial Fact Sheets

Program Name: USAHS - Dallas Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Fact Sheet 2022-2023
The data applies to students experiencing the program in academic year 2022-2023. Length of Program which includes all student instruction/interaction (including classroom, laboratory, exams, and clinical education). Include the total number of weeks where either full or partial attendance is required.
Length of Program in Weeks excluding breaks: 120
Length of Program in Weeks including breaks: 138
Clinical Education
Does this program have a requirement for all students to complete at least one clinical education experience for which the students would be required to seek alternative housing or travel accommodations to attend? Yes
Note: Students are responsible for costs associated with housing, travel and food during clinical education.
Additional Comments:
Student Costs

Note: These are costs experienced by students in the 2022-2023 academic year. Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs.
Note: Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs
Year 1Year 2Year 3Total
Annual Tuition Public Institution, In-state student.
Annual Tuition Public Institution, Out- of-state student.
Annual Tuition Private Institution student.39,62140,81028,023108,454
Annual Institutional Fees for a full-time student. (Includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.)4804805001,460
Total expected cost of other program-related expenses (Includes: required textbooks, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.)1,5751,5751,0504,200
Total cost of the program. (Includes tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire program.)114,114
NOTE: Students are encouraged to explore the cost of living for areas where they may choose to live. One possible website: https://livingwage.mit.edu/
Does the institution offer financial assistance specific to DPT students?No
Does the program/institution offer scholarships specific to DPT students?Yes
Does the program offer graduate assistantships specific to DPT students?No
Note: Other opportunities may exist at the institution for FINANCIAL SUPPORT-please contact the program for further information. APTA student members are encouraged to visit the APTA Financial Solutions Center at
https://www.apta.org/your- career/financial-management/financial-solutions-center.
Student Debt Summary
Average student debt from the DPT Program for students who graduated in 2022: N/A
Average total student debt after completing the DPT Program. Includes all student loan debt: N/A

Program Name: USAHS - Austin Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Fact Sheet 2022-2023
The data applies to students experiencing the program in academic year 2022-2023.
Length of Program which includes all student instruction/interaction (including classroom, laboratory, exams, and clinical education). Include the total number of weeks where either full or partial attendance is required.
Length of Program in Weeks excluding breaks:120
Length of Program in Weeks including breaks:138
Clinical Education
Does this program have a requirement for all students to complete at least one clinical education experience for which the students would be required to seek alternative housing or travel accommodations to attend? Yes
Note: Students are responsible for costs associated with housing, travel and food during clinical education.
Additional Comments:
Student Costs

Note: These are costs experienced by students in the 2022-2023 academic year. Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs.
Note: Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs.
Year 1Year 2Year 3Total
Annual Tuition Public Institution, In-state student.
Annual Tuition Public Institution, Out- of-state student.
Annual Tuition Private Institution student.39,62140,81028,023108,454
Annual Institutional Fees for a full-time student. (Includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.)4804805001,460
Total expected cost of other program-related expenses (Includes: required textbooks, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.)1,5751,5751,0504,200
Total cost of the program (Includes tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire program.)114,114
NOTE: Students are encouraged to explore the cost of living for areas where they may choose to live. One possible website: https://livingwage.mit.edu/
Does the institution offer financial assistance specific to DPT students?No
Does the program/institution offer scholarships specific to DPT students?Yes
Does the program offer graduate assistantships specific to DPT students?No
Note: Other opportunities may exist at the institution for FINANCIAL SUPPORT-please contact the program for further information. APTA student members are encouraged to visit the APTA Financial Solutions Center at
https://www.apta.org/your- career/financial-management/financial-solutions-center.
Student Debt Summary
Average student debt from the DPT Program for students who graduated in 2022: 123,780
Average total student debt after completing the DPT Program. Includes all student loan debt:142,107

 

Program Name: USAHS- St Augustine Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Fact Sheet 2022-2023
The data applies to students experiencing the program in academic year 2022-2023.
Length of Program which includes all student instruction/interaction (including classroom, laboratory, exams, and clinical education). Include the total number of weeks where either full or partial attendance is required.
Length of Program in Weeks excluding breaks:120
Length of Program in Weeks including breaks:138
Clinical Education
Does this program have a requirement for all students to complete at least one clinical education experience for which the students would be required to seek alternative housing or travel accommodations to attend? Yes
Note: Students are responsible for costs associated with housing, travel and food during clinical education.
Additional Comments:
Student Costs

Note: These are costs experienced by students in the 2022-2023 academic year. Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs.
Note: Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs
Year 1Year 2Year 3Total
Annual Tuition Public Institution, In-state student.
Annual Tuition Public Institution, Out- of-state student.
Annual Tuition Private Institution student.39,62140,81028,023108,454
Annual Institutional Fees for a full-time student. (Includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.)4804805001,460
Total expected cost of other program-related expenses (Includes: required textbooks, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.)1,5751,5751,0504,200
Total cost of the program (Includes tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire program.)114,114
NOTE: Students are encouraged to explore the cost of living for areas where they may choose to live. One possible website: https://livingwage.mit.edu/
Does the institution offer financial assistance specific to DPT students?No
Does the program/institution offer scholarships specific to DPT students?Yes
Does the program offer graduate assistantships specific to DPT students?No
Note: Other opportunities may exist at the institution for FINANCIAL SUPPORT-please contact the program for further information. APTA student members are encouraged to visit the APTA Financial Solutions Center at
https://www.apta.org/your- career/financial-management/financial-solutions-center.
Student Debt Summary
Average student debt from the DPT Program for students who graduated in 2022: 125,302
Average total student debt after completing the DPT Program. Includes all student loan debt:142,900

 

Program Name: USAHS - Miami Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Fact Sheet 2022-2023
The data applies to students experiencing the program in academic year 2022-2023.
Length of Program which includes all student instruction/interaction (including classroom, laboratory, exams, and clinical education). Include the total number of weeks where either full or partial attendance is required.
Length of Program in Weeks excluding breaks:120
Length of Program in Weeks including breaks:138
Clinical Education
Does this program have a requirement for all students to complete at least one clinical education experience for which the students would be required to seek alternative housing or travel accommodations to attend? Yes
Note: Students are responsible for costs associated with housing, travel and food during clinical education.
Additional Comments:
Student Costs

Note: These are costs experienced by students in the 2022-2023 academic year. Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs.
Note: Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs
Year 1Year 2Year 3Total
Annual Tuition Public Institution, In-state student.
Annual Tuition Public Institution, Out- of-state student.
Annual Tuition Private Institution student.39,62140,81022,314102,745
Annual Institutional Fees for a full-time student. (Includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.)4804805001,460
Total expected cost of other program-related expenses (Includes: required textbooks, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.)1,5751,5751,0504,200
Total cost of the program (Includes tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire program.)108,405
NOTE: Students are encouraged to explore the cost of living for areas where they may choose to live. One possible website: https://livingwage.mit.edu/
Does the institution offer financial assistance specific to DPT students?No
Does the program/institution offer scholarships specific to DPT students?Yes
Does the program offer graduate assistantships specific to DPT students?No
Note: Other opportunities may exist at the institution for FINANCIAL SUPPORT-please contact the program for further information. APTA student members are encouraged to visit the APTA Financial Solutions Center at
https://www.apta.org/your- career/financial-management/financial-solutions-center.
Student Debt Summary
Average student debt from the DPT Program for students who graduated in 2022: 152,216
Average total student debt after completing the DPT Program. Includes all student loan debt: 168,603

 

Program Name: USAHS - San Marcos Residential Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Fact Sheet 2022-2023
The data applies to students experiencing the program in academic year 2022-2023.
Length of Program which includes all student instruction/interaction (including classroom, laboratory, exams, and clinical education). Include the total number of weeks where either full or partial attendance is required.
Length of Program in Weeks excluding breaks:120
Length of Program in Weeks including breaks:138
Clinical Education
Does this program have a requirement for all students to complete at least one clinical education experience for which the students would be required to seek alternative housing or travel accommodations to attend? Yes
Note: Students are responsible for costs associated with housing, travel and food during clinical education.
Additional Comments:
Student Costs

Note: These are costs experienced by students in the 2022-2023 academic year. Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs.
Note: Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs
Year 1Year 2Year 3Total
Annual Tuition Public Institution, In-state student.
Annual Tuition Public Institution, Out- of-state student.
Annual Tuition Private Institution student.44,31246,52832,104122,944
Annual Institutional Fees for a full-time student. (Includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.)4804805001,460
Total expected cost of other program-related expenses (Includes: required textbooks, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.)1,5751,5751,0504,200
Total cost of the program (Includes tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire program.)128,604
NOTE: Students are encouraged to explore the cost of living for areas where they may choose to live. One possible website: https://livingwage.mit.edu/
Does the institution offer financial assistance specific to DPT students?No
Does the program/institution offer scholarships specific to DPT students?Yes
Does the program offer graduate assistantships specific to DPT students?No
Note: Other opportunities may exist at the institution for FINANCIAL SUPPORT-please contact the program for further information. APTA student members are encouraged to visit the APTA Financial Solutions Center at
https://www.apta.org/your- career/financial-management/financial-solutions-center.
Student Debt Summary
Average student debt from the DPT Program for students who graduated in 2022: 138,849
Average total student debt after completing the DPT Program. Includes all student loan debt: 152,470

 

Program Name: USAHS Austin Flex Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Fact Sheet 2022-2023
The data applies to students experiencing the program in academic year 2022-2023.
Length of Program which includes all student instruction/interaction (including classroom, laboratory, exams, and clinical education). Include the total number of weeks where either full or partial attendance is required.
Length of Program in Weeks excluding breaks:180
Length of Program in Weeks including breaks:208
Clinical Education
Does this program have a requirement for all students to complete at least one clinical education experience for which the students would be required to seek alternative housing or travel accommodations to attend? Yes
Note: Students are responsible for costs associated with housing, travel and food during clinical education.
Additional Comments:
Student Costs

Note: These are costs experienced by students in the 2022-2023 academic year. Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs.
Note: Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Total
Annual Tuition Public Institution, In-state student.
Annual Tuition Public Institution, Out- of-state student.
Annual Tuition Private Institution student.25,16725,16725,92226,700102,956
Annual Institutional Fees for a full-time student. (Includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.)1593003006001,500
Total expected cost of other program-related expenses (Includes: required textbooks, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.)1,0501,0501,0501,0504,200
Total cost of the program (Includes tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire program.)108,656
NOTE: Students are encouraged to explore the cost of living for areas where they may choose to live. One possible website: https://livingwage.mit.edu/
Does the institution offer financial assistance specific to DPT students?No
Does the program/institution offer scholarships specific to DPT students?Yes
Does the program offer graduate assistantships specific to DPT students?No
Note: Other opportunities may exist at the institution for FINANCIAL SUPPORT-please contact the program for further information. APTA student members are encouraged to visit the APTA Financial Solutions Center at
https://www.apta.org/your- career/financial-management/financial-solutions-center.
Student Debt Summary
Average student debt from the DPT Program for students who graduated in 2022: 110,802
Average total student debt after completing the DPT Program. Includes all student loan debt: 125,653

 

Program Name: USAHS St Augustine Flex Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Fact Sheet 2022-2023
The data applies to students experiencing the program in academic year 2022-2023.
Length of Program which includes all student instruction/interaction (including classroom, laboratory, exams, and clinical education). Include the total number of weeks where either full or partial attendance is required.
Length of Program in Weeks excluding breaks:180
Length of Program in Weeks including breaks:208
Clinical Education
Does this program have a requirement for all students to complete at least one clinical education experience for which the students would be required to seek alternative housing or travel accommodations to attend? Yes
Note: Students are responsible for costs associated with housing, travel and food during clinical education.
Additional Comments:
Student Costs

Note: These are costs experienced by students in the 2022-2023 academic year. Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs.
Note: Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Total
Annual Tuition Public Institution, In-state student.
Annual Tuition Public Institution, Out- of-state student.
Annual Tuition Private Institution student.23,32623,32624,02624,74795,425
Annual Institutional Fees for a full-time student. (Includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.)2553003006001,500
Total expected cost of other program-related expenses (Includes: required textbooks, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.)1,0501,0501,0501,0504,200
Total cost of the program (Includes tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire program.)101,125
NOTE: Students are encouraged to explore the cost of living for areas where they may choose to live. One possible website: https://livingwage.mit.edu/
Does the institution offer financial assistance specific to DPT students?No
Does the program/institution offer scholarships specific to DPT students?Yes
Does the program offer graduate assistantships specific to DPT students?No
Note: Other opportunities may exist at the institution for FINANCIAL SUPPORT-please contact the program for further information. APTA student members are encouraged to visit the APTA Financial Solutions Center at
https://www.apta.org/your- career/financial-management/financial-solutions-center.
Student Debt Summary
Average student debt from the DPT Program for students who graduated in 2022: 118,624
Average total student debt after completing the DPT Program. Includes all student loan debt: 139,839

 

Program Name: USAHS San Marcos Flex Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Fact Sheet 2022-2023
The data applies to students experiencing the program in academic year 2022-2023.
Length of Program which includes all student instruction/interaction (including classroom, laboratory, exams, and clinical education). Include the total number of weeks where either full or partial attendance is required.
Length of Program in Weeks excluding breaks:180
Length of Program in Weeks including breaks:208
Clinical Education
Does this program have a requirement for all students to complete at least one clinical education experience for which the students would be required to seek alternative housing or travel accommodations to attend? Yes
Note: Students are responsible for costs associated with housing, travel and food during clinical education.
Additional Comments:
Student Costs

Note: These are costs experienced by students in the 2022-2023 academic year. Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs.
Note: Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Total
Annual Tuition Public Institution, In-state student.
Annual Tuition Public Institution, Out- of-state student.
Annual Tuition Private Institution student.27,47327,47328,84729,857113,650
Annual Institutional Fees for a full-time student. (Includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.)2553003006001,500
Total expected cost of other program-related expenses (Includes: required textbooks, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.)1,0501,0501,0501,0504,200
Total cost of the program (Includes tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire program.)119,350
NOTE: Students are encouraged to explore the cost of living for areas where they may choose to live. One possible website: https://livingwage.mit.edu/
Does the institution offer financial assistance specific to DPT students?No
Does the program/institution offer scholarships specific to DPT students?Yes
Does the program offer graduate assistantships specific to DPT students?No
Note: Other opportunities may exist at the institution for FINANCIAL SUPPORT-please contact the program for further information. APTA student members are encouraged to visit the APTA Financial Solutions Center at
https://www.apta.org/your- career/financial-management/financial-solutions-center.
Student Debt Summary
Average student debt from the DPT Program for students who graduated in 2022: 145,680
Average total student debt after completing the DPT Program. Includes all student loan debt: 161,064
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You’ll learn on the very latest educational technology tools including BTE Primus machines for measuring client movement, Anatomage Tables for virtual dissection (in addition to our cadaver labs), double robots for remote patient consultation, 3D printers for creating adaptive equipment, and more. Experiencing state-of-the-art technology will position you to be technologically confident within advanced care settings and prepare you to provide the best patient care now and in the future.

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You’ll experience the best of both worlds with our blended learning model, which offers the convenience of online and in-person courses plus skills development through engaging hands-on practice in labs. You’ll experience lectures online in advance, so when you come to campus for laboratory classes, you’re prepared to apply what you’ve learned in meaningful hands-on class activities with faculty and other students.

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