OverviewThe Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree is a 3 year joint program between University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and San Francisco State University (SFSU).The program runs for 36 continuous months beginning in June and includes 34 weeks of full-time clinical affiliations. This program is designed to prepare scholarly clinicians, educators, collaborative clinical researchers, administrative managers and community leaders. The program admits 50 students each year.
The curriculum is built on a strong theoretical foundation in basic, medical and applied sciences. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills are developed within an integrated program that prepares students to work collaboratively with patients across the lifespan to improve health and wellness, address disability challenges, and optimize function.
Graduates excel in the National Licensing Examination and are considered top applicants for positions in physical therapy practice. A complete list of the program's goals and outcomes can be found here.
Learn more about the role of a physical therapist.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and San Francisco State University (SFSU) are both accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Joint Doctor of Physical Therapy Program between UCSF and SFSU is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
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