Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

Our nationally ranked physical therapy program 

The physical therapy program is offered in Flagstaff and Phoenix.

At Northern Arizona University (NAU), our hands-on, collaborative Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will help you become a well-rounded generalist with an integrated understanding of the field—one that will prepare you for a wide variety of positions upon graduation.

Our program is academically rigorous:  of the more than 1100 applicants for the 2014 academic year, we accepted 78.  Our program requires a serious time commitment, 33 months of full-time study.

Successful completion of our competitive, nationally ranked program—and the licensure exam—will give you the qualifications to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy in any of the 50 states and territories.

High graduation rate and pass rate on the licensure exam

Our program is successful at ensuring that students graduate and perform well on the national licensure exam.  Additional information is available on the program statistic page

High pass rate for licensure exam

The overall pass rate of our students on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) averages 99.2 percent. The employment rate for our students who have passed the NPTE is 100 percent.

Faculty Positions Available

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Faculty for the Phoenix expansion of the physical therapy entry-level program is sought. The responsibilities of the successful candidates will include developing and teaching courses related to the musculoskeletal practice pattern, conducting original research, and disseminating scholarly products. Other expectations include student advisement, and service to the department, college, university, and profession.

For more information, and to apply, click here, and open Job ID 600075.