Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Dayton. Physical therapy is an exciting and rewarding profession, and we are committed to offering a high quality educational experience that prepares you for the real world. The character of our program is reflected in the tenants of the university’s mission, “Learn, Lead, and Serve,” which are embedded in the DPT program.
Learn. The educational experience at the University of Dayton is second to none: 78% of our core faculty holds a Ph.D. (or equivalent), while the national average for PT programs is 49%. Likewise, 67% of the University of Dayton DPT faculty are Board Certified Clinical Specialists; the national average is 35.10%. Our accomplished and experienced faculty delivers an innovative, hybrid curriculum that blends didactic and problem-based learning with experiential and clinical education. The 98% pass rate for University of Dayton students taking the National Physical Therapy Examination exceeds the national average.
Lead. At the University of Dayton, the faculty and students model leadership in the areas of scholarship, professional advocacy, teaching and learning. Publications in peer-reviewed journals have included studies related to motion analysis and knee OA, balance training and MS, kick boxing, women’s health, yoga & pediatrics, whole body vibration & geriatrics, the overhead athlete, and diagnostic ultrasound. Faculty and students remain highly involved with professional organizations (e.g., APTA) at the national, state, and district levels. Likewise, the University of Dayton DPT program is known for being service oriented.
Serve. The University of Dayton Department of Physical Therapy contributes to service professionally, in the local community, and internationally. Students and faculty volunteer regularly for events and fundraisers sponsored by the MS Society, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, Distance 4 Dreams, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and more. International service trips to Guyana and China are also part of the University of Dayton DPT experience.
In summary, the University of Dayton offers an excellent physical therapy education in a vibrant living and learning community. We are passionate about the DPT experience available here at the University of Dayton, and welcome you to pay us a visit to see if our program is the right fit for you.
Philip A. Anloague
PT, DHSC, OCS, MTC