Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Augustana University’s hybrid, accelerated Doctor of Physical Therapy program prepares graduates with the core skills needed to advance and lead within the physical therapy profession.

Students will graduate in two years ready to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and serve their diverse communities. Graduates will be prepared to innovate, integrate career and service, devise novel solutions to critical problems, embrace lifelong learning and professional development, and improve the human experience in a diverse world.


What is a hybrid DPT program?

Blending online education, hands-on lab immersions and clinical education, the Augustana DPT Program utilizes technology and hybrid learning strategies to reach students in their chosen communities from around the country. The hybrid learning model brings together students and faculty from diverse backgrounds to learn with and from one another.

Where are lab immersions located?

Hands-on lab immersions occur at the National Sports Center — a unique space in Blaine, Minnesota, providing the ability for students and faculty to interact with one another, refining hands-on skills and deepening the clinical reasoning developed through the didactic courses. The center is 30 minutes from Minneapolis–Saint Paul (MSP) International Airport and features free parking in close proximity to restaurants and night life, as well as affordable local accommodations.

What does clinical education look like?

Clinical education at Augustana University provides students with exposure to varied physical therapy practice settings and a wide range of patient populations across the lifespan. These full-time experiences occur during the second and final year of study and immerse students into clinical settings as they learn to excel as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

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