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The Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Belmont University is a sequential program of study that is completed in three years. The first year is focused on strong foundational science content. Students begin the intellectual process of bridging theory with practice during the second and third semesters.

Clinical education is initiated during the fall of the second year and culminates during the final semester that stretches over the spring and summer of the third year.

The curriculum requires each student to participate in a small group research project with a professional presentation of the scientific finding or scholarly work.

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  • Curricular Design
  • Clinical Education
  • Student Research Opportunities
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