Doctor of Physical Therapy

The KU Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is an accredited 3-year full-time graduate program designed to prepare a generalist physical therapy practitioner and to foster lifelong professional development. The program begins in late May or early June and includes classroom, laboratory, research and clinical learning experiences. Students participate in 36 weeks of full-time clinical experiences at clinical affiliate sites in the last year of the program. As a leader in academic health sciences, the KU Medical Center provides ample opportunity for physical therapy students to interact with a large number of health care professionals as well as students from other disciplines.

With an anticipated start in Summer 2026, students may choose to participate in the on-campus or hybrid pathway for learning. The hybrid pathway will include remote instruction and on-campus lab immersions approximately twice each semester. The DPT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and an application will be submitted to CAPTE in August 2025 to add the hybrid pathway with an anticipated start in Summer 2026. Please refer to the Tuition and Fees Guide for the on-campus pathway provided by the KUMC Registrar's Office.