Physical Therapy Program

Health Science Building, PT Wing
9200 University Blvd., Charleston, SC 29406

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program will begin accepting applications in July 2021, with the first cohort of 48 students set to begin in May 2022. The full-time program is 120 credit hours and students will complete the DPT in 2 ½ years. In addition to the traditional classroom experience, students must complete three 10-week full-time clinical experiences – which include inpatient, outpatient, and student choice. Students are also required to participate in multiple service-learning projects.

Students are assigned a faculty advisor as soon as they begin the program. Time has been worked into the academic schedule each week for advising, which may be done in a group setting or in a one-on-one setting depending on the agenda for the week. 

We recognize that not all students learn in the same way, and we have developed a curriculum structure to include lecture, small group, problem-based learning, high-fidelity simulation and practical hands-on training.

Coursework information will be available in Winter 2020/21.