of UToledo's physical therapy graduates find jobs within 6 months of receiving their license.
of students in our competitive D.P.T. program pass the national licensure exam.
The University of Toledo's accredited doctoral program in physical therapy is competitive and challenging.
Our D.P.T. graduates are well prepared to enter the job market, which is expected to grow 34% within the next decade (source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). UToledo physical therapy graduates have a nearly-perfect pass rate on the national licensure exam.
Our students get extensive clinical experience and learn to treat all kinds of clients — from babies and aging adults to people with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity.
UToledo’s D.P.T. program has excellent student outcomes for graduation, employment and licensure exam pass rates.
Maximum value. UToledo’s accredited physical therapy graduate program can be completed in just three years or nine semesters, including summers. Enhance your education with:
Comprehensive, cutting-edge facilities. UToledo doctoral students learn in classrooms and labs on Main Campus, as well as our Health Science Campus just 10 minutes away. They study with clinicians and scientists active in research and advanced patient care.
PT students have access to:
Highly qualified faculty. All faculty members are licensed physical therapists with advanced degrees or board-certified clinical specializations. Some provide clinical services on the Health Science Campus. Others lead research projects in a variety of areas, from diabetes and glucose metabolism to orthopaedics and neurology.
Professional preparation. D.P.T. grad students complete a professional development plan portfolio that requires them to join the American Physical Therapy Association, attend professional conferences, provide community service and more. Students also are required to complete a two-year research project in collaboration with an assigned faculty mentor.
Collaborate with other health-care students. All first-year D.P.T. graduate students participate in UToledo’s interprofessional education program. They work on teams with students from nine other health-care professional programs — occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, nursing, pharmacy, medicine, public health, physician assistant studies, social work and respiratory care.
Professional and extracurricular activities. Our D.P.T. students win awards for their volunteer efforts and often log more community service hours than other D.P.T. program in Ohio.
UToledo D.P.T. alumni are well-prepared for management and leadership roles. The majority of D.P.T. graduates who pass the national licensure exam enter clinical practice, in facilities such as:
Graduates also become private-practice owners, business partners and entrepreneurs.
UToledo’s accredited D.P.T. program combines required course work on campus with 36 weeks of full-time clinical experiences off campus. Students can add electives or internships in specialty practice areas such as critical care, geriatrics, pediatrics and sports rehabilitation.
Graduate students complete a formalized student professional development plan (PDP) portfolio and a two-year scholarly project with a faculty mentor.
UToledo D.P.T. students are required to complete 36 weeks of clinical education experiences in a variety of practice settings. They also must travel outside Toledo for at least one of those experiences.
We have more than 150 clinical sites at local and national companies in almost all 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.
Faculty members in the physical therapy doctoral program have clinical, teaching and/or research expertise in areas such as: