Northern Arizona University
Doctor of Physical Therapy
The NAU DPT program is a nationally ranked, accelerated program, designed to be complete in 2.5 years with 98 credit hours. The program is offered on both the Flagstaff Mountain and Phoenix Bioscience Core.
Our 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.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Northern Arizona University 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contract the program/institution directly, please call 928-523-5332 or email Physical.Therapy@nau.edu.
NAU DPT state licensure information
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following:
CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website.
The full listing of NAU’s Professional licensure by state can be found on our website.
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.