Become a Physical Therapist

George Fox University's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree is a three-year graduate-level professional program that will prepare you to be eligible for licensure and entry into contemporary physical therapy practice.

Physical Therapy clinical trainingGraduates will be trained to find employment as physical therapists in:

  • Rehabilitation centers/clinics
  • Independent outpatient clinics
  • Acute care centers
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Home health settings
  • Sports medicine clinics 

Demand for physical therapists is expected to increase in the next six years, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a document created every two years by the U.S. Department of Labor. According to the 2012 Handbook, employment of physical therapists is expected to grow 36 percent between 2012 and 2022.

We are one of only two schools in Oregon and one of just four in the 119-member Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. We are also the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest with a physical therapy program.