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Doctor of Physical Therapy* Program

Briar Cliff University is launching a clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)* program. It's your chance to lay the foundation for a program that will have impact in Siouxland — and beyond — for years to come. Our new, 136-credit hour DPT program includes:

  • 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.

Beginning July 2015, the DPT* program at Briar Cliff University will participate in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS.

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The DPT* program is housed in the new Briar Cliff University at Mayfair campus. Type your starting address below for driving directions:




*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: 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.