As the population continues to age, physical therapists are going to be needed more and more. According to money.usnews.com, the physical therapy field is projected to grow by 34 percent over the next decade, opening the door for 71,800 new jobs. South College’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program can help you move into this industry while teaching you valuable skills such as professionalism and compassionate patient care. Our dedicated faculty and staff are focused on training students to meet the requirements of clinical practice in the 21st century by teaching valuable entry-level skills.
Specifics about the program
The Doctorate of Physical Therapy is an accelerated program. The curriculum is unique to physical therapy education and is designed to be completed in two years, spread across 5-6 academic quarters. The program also gives students the opportunity to spend 23 weeks participating in internships with a variety of clinics to gain experience in different clinical settings. The rest of the time will be spent on clinical education. We offer an online program, which allows students to go to school around their schedule and find the time that works best.
Unique insights about the program
Our Doctorate program utilizes a contemporary and evidence-based curriculum powered by Evidence In Motion (EIM) Learning Academy. This helpful learning tool provides students with evidence-based knowledge quickly and efficiently. This program is considered a blended learning program because it uses online learning activities and interactions, hands-on laboratory sessions and collaborative clinical education experiences to make sure students are prepared for a career in physical therapy.
Taking part in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program will allow you to obtain evidence-based knowledge about the physical therapy field and what it takes to be successful. Our curriculum can make the transition to post-professional residency a smooth process and can prepare you for specific fields such as orthopedic, sports, neurorehabilitation and more! To learn more about this program, visit our Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program page.