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.
Graduates 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 2010-11 Handbook, employment of physical therapists is expected to grow 30 percent between 2008 and 2018.We are one of only two schools in Oregon and one of just four in the 111-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.