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Doctor of Physical Therapy 2017-09-26T00:15:13+00:00
A doctor of phyiscal therapy has completed a postprofessional program to increase their knowlege and skills to that of a clinical doctor.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

A Doctor of Physical Therapy or DPT has achieved one of the highest levels of education for physical therapy. Physical therapists with a DPT have earned a clinical doctoral degree upon completion of the physical therapist professional program. Physical therapists with a doctorate are knowledgeable, adaptable, and service-oriented practitioners. They are qualified to make independent judgments concerning patient needs, promote the health and quality of life of the patient, and enhance the professional foundations for practice. These licensed physical therapists have completed a 3-4 year post-baccalaureate degree program to advance their knowledge and skills to the clinical doctorate level, similar to a medical doctor or MD. Their educational journey included coursework in pharmacology, differential diagnosis, and becoming direct-access care providers. At Capstone, we honor these individuals’ dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and clinical excellence by referring to them as “doctor.”