Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Student conducting physical therapy
Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at The University of Toledo. We are proud to introduce you to our long-standing tradition of excellence in Physical Therapy Education.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program Highlights

  • The University of Toledo Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at The University of Toledo is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703.706.3245; email:; website:  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 419.530.6671 or email:


  • This Doctor of Physical Therapy accredited program leads to licensure as a physical therapist, and satisfies the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio. Requirements for licensure eligibility vary from state to state.  For students who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please email the program director/advisor, Dr. Bouillon or call 419.530.6671 to discuss if you will need to satisfy additional requirements in that state. The following national site contains state board directories.

  • The 9 semester, 94 credit hour DPT Program is located on the Main Campus of The University of Toledo. The program utilizes comprehensive facilities located on the Main and the Health Science campuses that are located in close proximity to each other.
  • The UToledo Health Science Campus provides students with the benefit of the sophisticated physical and intellectual resources of an academic health science center, such as an acute care hospital, a CARF accredited in-patient rehabilitation center, a comprehensive out-patient rehabilitation center, advanced simulation technologies, and clinicians and scientists who are engaged in health-related research and advanced patient care.

  • The University of Toledo’s Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center and the Hillebrand Clinical Skills Center provide students the opportunity to develop their clinical, communication, and interprofessional skills in a realistic environment prior to engaging in clinical education. They participate in learning experiences with students of other health care disciplines, including occupational therapy, speech language pathology, athletic training, nursing, physician assistant, medicine, and pharmacy. Thus, students learn the skills of physical therapy practice, as well as the culture and professionalism of health care.

  • While earning their DPT degree, students may also pursue additional educational opportunities:
    • The DPT program offers a DPT/PhD track that enables students to pursue clinical (DPT) and academic (PhD) doctoral degrees in which DPT academic credit can contribute, in part, to the fulfillment of the PhD degree. The PhD degree is in Exercise Science and has an emphasis on research.
    • Students can also choose to pursue a graduate certificate while earning their DPT degree. Graduate certificate course work is completed through an online delivery system. These certificates allow students to pursue specialized knowledge in a specific area of interest, while completing their DPT degree: Contemporary Issues in Gerontological Practice
  • After earning their DPT degree, students may also pursue educational opportunities such as 

    the Accredited Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency offered through the University of Toledo Medical Campus!


Last Updated: 2/26/20