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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program*


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.

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BRIAR CLIFF DPT PROGRAM*

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*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; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. Briar Cliff University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. 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.