Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

Our nationally ranked physical therapy program 

Accredited By CAPTE verify status 

The Northern Arizona University Program in Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:;
If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 602-827-2450 or email

The physical therapy program is offered on two campuses, 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.

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.