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Doctor of Physical Therapy*

Briar Cliff University is in the process of developing a clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)* program. This is your chance to lay the foundation for a program that will have impact in Siouxland — and beyond — for years to come. If granted accredidation status, our 136-credit hour DPT program will include:

  • A progressive, clinical-based curriculum.  Designed with input from faculty and practicing expert clinicians across the country, this program will prepare you to work with a variety of patients, from newborns to athletes to older adults.
  • Hands-on, service-learning experiences.  In collaboration with community partners, you'll work side-by-side with faculty and clinicians to provide services to underserved populations across Siouxland.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Briar Cliff University will participate in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS, in the 2015-2015 admissions cycle. Applicants applying to the entry-level physical therapist education program for the 2016 entering class will apply online using the PTCAS application beginning July 2015. To learn more about the PTCAS application process, visit PTCAS.

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The developing DPT program* is housed on Briar Cliff University’s new satellite campus in the Mayfair Center of Sioux City. Find driving directions by typing in your starting address below:

Pro-Bono Clinic


*Effective April 29, 2015, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Briar Cliff 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: 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.