Be known for promoting health and wellness
34 Faculty research publications in the last 2 years (2017-2019)
900+ Patients treated in Global Medical Service in 2019
100% Graduation rate (2019)

Location

Newberg, Oregon

Format

In-person, full-time

Students per cohort

40-44

Program length

3 years with summers off (129 credits)

Average cost per year

$35,002*

* All stated financial information is subject to change.

Physical Therapy at George Fox

The future of the physical therapy profession is brighter than ever. As George Fox celebrates the Doctor of Physical Therapy program’s 10th year, our graduates continue to enter one of the fastest growing sectors of healthcare with experience that positions them as leaders in the industry. Our Mission: to meet the health and wellness needs of our community through innovative practice, passionate commitment, the pursuit of excellence and generous service.

What makes us unique?

George Fox's premier DPT program is built on four pillars that truly set our program apart from others. Here are four elements that make our program stand out.

Innovation

Innovation serves to advance the profession beyond the status quo where movement and life come together.

Research

Research breathes life into our profession where professors and students work collaboratively on a research project of their choice.

Service

We offer our students opportunities to put their training into motion and a chance to make the world a better place. Service is at the core of our program.

Community

Students form deep and supportive communities alongside professors who exemplify what it means to be known, promoting a healthy work-life balance.

What are our students learning?

Using a problem-based approach, we teach and model lifelong learning and critical thinking that produces graduates who are professionally prepared to enter the field.

When you're looking for a program:

Ask how students are being prepared to problem solve and practice independently.

Year 1
The 44-credit first year incorporates course work ranging from basic patient care skills and human anatomy to impedances/kinesiology and therapeutic exercise.
Year 2
The 49-credit second year includes training in neurorehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics, pediatric physical therapy, pharmacology, and cardiovascular and pulmonary therapeutics. Students select and begin collaborative research projects during this year.
Year 3
The 36-credit third year incorporates both classroom work and three clinical internships, as well as the culmination and presentation of collaborative research projects at the annual research symposium.

See our full list of course descriptions

Further, we don’t consider a student’s education complete upon graduation. The George Fox DPT community stays available to graduates through mentoring and continuing education as long as our alumni continue to connect.

Our Faculty Expertise

orthopedics

Orthopedics

manual therapy

Manual Therapy

biomechanics

Biomechanics

biomechanics

Pediatrics

biomechanics

Sports Medicine

biomechanics

Research

biomechanics

General Physical Therapy Practice

biomechanics

Neuroscience

What does clinical education look like at George Fox?

When you're looking for a program:

Ask what opportunities are provided to students through clinical education.

A significant part of the program consists of 37 weeks of full-time clinical training. Integrated throughout all three years of the didactic component is hands-on clinical training in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospital acute care, orthopedics, pediatric and rehabilitation facilities.

Students should be prepared to participate in some clinical internships outside of the Portland metropolitan area during the clinical education portion of the program. During these out-of-area internships (as well as other internships), students are responsible for living and transportation expenses.

Internship Calendar

 

Clinical Internship IV - 9 weeks (third-year students)

Jan. 4 – Feb. 13

Clinical Internship II - 6 weeks (second-year students)

Feb. 22 – April 29

Clinical Internship V - 10 weeks (third-year students)

May 3 – May 29

Comprehensive Clinical Experience - 4 weeks (first-year students)

Aug. 23 – Oct. 16

Clinical Internship III - 8 weeks (third-year students)

Oct. 18 – Dec. 18

Clinical Internship IV - 9 weeks (third-year students)

Jan. 3 – Feb. 12

Clinical Internship II - 6 weeks (second-year students)

Feb. 21 – April 28

Clinical Internship V - 10 weeks (third-year students)

The George Fox program provides two more clinical rotations than are required by the APTA, allowing students the opportunity to explore more domains of physical therapy and essentially create a concentration. These additional rotations, coupled with research projects, provide students confidence entering physical therapy practice.

What are student outcomes at George Fox?

Class of 2018 Class of 2019
Graduation Rate 100% 100%
NPTE Pass Rate: First Attempt 97.5% 94.9%
NPTE Pass Rate: Ultimate 100% 100%
Employment Rate 100% 100%

Updated in January each year

Physical therapy is a growing career field, due in large part to advances in medical technology that have allowed doctors to save and treat more people who will go on to need physical therapy after or in coordination with their primary medical care.

Physical therapists earn an annual mean wage that is higher than the national average for all occupations. Increasing demand for their services may result in higher wages in the future.

Careers in Physical Therapy

State Licensure Links & Reciprocity Table

Students earning their license through the George Fox DPT program have reciprocity to practice in all 50 US states. 

State reciprocity and licensing agency information

State

Does student have reciprocity to practice in the state?

Link to State Licensing Agency for Inquiries re: New License

Yes

No

Don't Know

Alabama

Yes

AL: PT  Licensing

Alaska

Yes

AK: PT Licensing

Arizona

Yes

AZ: PT Licensing

Arkansas

Yes

AR: PT Licensing

California

Yes

CA: PT Licensing

Colorado

Yes

CO: PT Licensing

Connecticut

Yes

CT: PT Licensing

Delaware

Yes

DE: PT Licensing

Florida

Yes

FL: PT Licensing

Georgia

Yes

GA: PT Licensing

Hawaii

Yes

HI: PT Licensing

Idaho

Yes

ID: PT Licensing

Illinois

Yes

IL: PT Licensing

Indiana

Yes

IN: PT Licensing

Iowa

Yes

IA: PT Licensing

Kansas

Yes

 

KS: PT Licensing

Kentucky

Yes

 

KY: PT Licensing

Louisiana

Yes

 

LA: PT Licensing

Maine

Yes

 

ME: PT Licensing

Maryland

Yes

 

MD: PT Licensing

Massachusetts

Yes

 

MA: PT Licensing

Michigan

Yes

 

MI: PT Licensing

Minnesota

Yes

 

MN: PT Licensing

Mississippi

Yes

 

MS: PT Licensing

Missouri

Yes

 

MO: PT Licensing

Montana

Yes

 

MT: PT Licensing

Nebraska

Yes

 

NE: PT Licensing

Nevada

Yes

 

NV: PT Licensing

New Hampshire

Yes

 

NH: PT Licensing

New Jersey

Yes

 

NJ: PT Licensing

New Mexico

Yes

 

NM: PT Licensing

New York

Yes

 

NY: PT Licensing

North Carolina

Yes

 

NC: PT Licensing

North Dakota

Yes

 

ND: PT Licensing

Ohio

Yes

 

OH: PT Licensing

Oklahoma

Yes

 

OK: PT Licensing

Oregon

Yes

 

OR: PT Licensing

Pennsylvania

Yes

 

PA: PT Licensing

Rhode Island

Yes

 

RI: PT Licensing

South Carolina

Yes

 

SC: PT Licensing

South Dakota

Yes

 

SD: PT Licensing

Tennessee

Yes

 

TN: PT Licensing

Texas

Yes

 

TX: PT Licensing

Utah

Yes

 

UT: PT Licensing

Vermont

Yes

 

VT: PT Licensing

Virginia

Yes

 

VA: PT Licensing

Washington

Yes

 

WA: PT Licensing

West Virginia

Yes

 

WV: PT Licensing

Wisconsin

Yes

 

WI: PT Licensing

Wyoming

Yes

 

WY: PT Licensing

About George Fox

George Fox is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian colleges in the nation, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university as a “Best National University.” The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is aligned with the institution’s mission: to prepare students academically and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion.

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