Doctor of Physical Therapy

Program length 3 years
Credit hours 129
Average cost per year $31,132* (financial aid available)
Accreditation CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education)
Format In-person, full-time
Location Newberg, Oregon
Application deadline Dec. 1

*All stated financial information is subject to change.

George Fox University's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program emphasizes a problem-solving, evidence-based approach to learning and integrates clinical research into the practice of physical therapy.

We are one of only two physical therapy schools in Oregon and one of just nine governing members in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) to offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. We are also one of the only Christian physical therapy schools in the Pacific Northwest.

Student Outcomes

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice magazine with George Fox University's logo on the front cover

George Fox featured in APTA publication

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice invited George Fox University to submit five studies featuring faculty/student research for publication in their October 2018 issue. Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice is an expanded newsletter distributed widely across the US to all therapists that are members of the Orthopedic Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

This was a unique opportunity for George Fox School of Physical Therapy to participate in advancing clinical practice. The published studies focused on novel approaches to patient assessment (e.g. using the NIH-supported PROMIS tools), achilles tendinopathy, primary care physical therapy, prevention of athletic injuries and rehabilitation post hip fracture.