The application deadline for Summer 2023 has been extended to May 1, 2023.
The University of Lynchburg’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program provides students with the comprehensive knowledge and skills necessary to enter practice as a physical therapist. Our 115-semester-hour program is designed to meet the growing demand for physical therapists and has been carefully planned to include a student-centered approach, evidence-based focus, and case-based integrated instruction.
All Lynchburg DPT students complete 40 weeks of supervised clinical experiences at various health care facilities across the U.S., allowing them to gain real-world experience. Faculty members are dedicated to student success and provide personalized instruction and mentoring through one-on-one office hours, small group sessions, lab work, and seminars.
Our comprehensive, progressive curriculum covers the full range of fundamental sciences and physical therapy practice areas, while highlighting the importance of a patient-centered approach. Clinical decision-making skills and active learning strategies are emphasized throughout the curriculum.
At Lynchburg, we believe in providing a high-quality education with practical experiences for our DPT students so that they may become the highest quality clinicians.
The program includes:
- A student-centered approach from faculty who are dedicated to student success.
- A progressive, evidence-based physical therapy curriculum.
- Active student learning through case-based, integrated instruction.
- 40 weeks of supervised clinical experiences at health care facilities across the U.S.
Why choose the Lynchburg DPT program?
Lynchburg’s program is a path to success:
- 100% of graduates who sought employment as physical therapists were employed within one year of graduation.
- 99% ultimate National Physical Therapy (NPTE) exam pass rate.
- 99% graduation rate.
Learn more about our outcomes and successes.
What makes our School of Physical Therapy unique?
Interested in applying to the DPT program?
We are committed to providing the best possible learning environment so that our graduates are well prepared to meet the challenges of a career in physical therapy.
- Application opens: June 15
- Application deadline: March 1 (extended to May 1)
- Rolling admissions
- Admission interviews start in November
- Summer start (June)
Physical Therapist Career/Salary/Growth and Expectations
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 17% by 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. With strong job growth and ample opportunities for advancement, a career in physical therapy is an excellent choice for those who want to make a difference in the lives of others.
Physical Therapist Salary, Virginia
- Average: $90,800
- Entry level: $67,000
- Experienced: $102,700
Physical Therapist Salary, National
- Average: $95,620
- Entry level: $66,935
- Experienced: $106,060
Figures for Virginia come from JobsEQ, and national data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Accreditation and Partnerships
General Program Information
For campus visits or tours, admissions, or more information about the program, contact:
W. Allen Moore, PT, PhD
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Associate Dean of the College of Health Sciences