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 of its 2019-20 Program of the Year Challenge. Check out our latest accomplishment

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.  


  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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
Last Updated: 5/9/22