Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

CO2022 DPT

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.

The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) named UToledo’s Student Physical Therapy Organization (SPTO) winner for 2022-2023 Program of the Year Challenge.  In 2020, SPTO also won program of the year, please read UToledo News Story for accomplishments.

program accreditation status 

  • On March 3, 1983 the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) granted Accreditation to the Physical Therapy Program at the Medical University of Ohio.  In 2002, the entry-level master’s program was granted Accreditation.  In 2014, The UToledo Physical Therapy Program received a full Accreditation status.  The accreditation cycle extends through June 2025.  

    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), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; 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.  Please reference the Professional Licensure Information page for state details. 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 requirements in that state. 

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Fact Sheet - 2022-23

  • The 8 semester, 95 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 Lloyd A. Jacobs 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 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.

  • DPT students have the opportunity to obtain a GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TEAMING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD.  This is an eight-credit hour certificate specifically for graduate students in select professional programs, which includes the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. For more information related to the blended classrooms, DL courses, and practicum refer to

  • 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!

  • Read about our DPT Student Accomplishments
Last Updated: 5/2/23