Ph. D. On Campus

Physical Therapy

The University of Vermont

48 months
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
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The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Vermont is recognized for preparing practitioner-scholars who are able to successfully translate evidence into contemporary best practice.


The Physical Therapy program offered by University of Vermont includes coursework related to the science and art of physical therapy, including basic, clinical and applied sciences and concepts of practice management, health policy, and ethics and quality in health care, preparing graduates to provide patient-centered care in an evolving and complex health care environment. Seminars, lectures, and hands-on lab experiences allow students to integrate clinical, theoretical, and professional concepts.

Program Goals

The DPT program goals are derived from our mission and values to:

  • Provide an educational environment in which curriculum-guiding principles are integrated with ethical and legal professional practice.
  • Offer an evidence-based curriculum that prepares graduates for contemporary best practice.
  • Admit highly qualified students who are willing to actively engage in their learning experience while supporting the mission and educational outcomes of the University, College, and DPT program.
  • Recruit students who are committed to embrace the values of this program within their future practice environments.
  • Prepare students to engage in outreach and personal life-long learning.
  • Attract and support faculty who excel in teaching, research, and service.
  • Encourage faculty to support the academic needs and professional formation of the DPT students.
  • Prepare graduates to achieve desired educational outcomes of the program.
  • Develop graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in a constantly changing health care environment.


CAPTE Accredited

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Pharmacology/pathophysiology 
  • Movement Science
  • Patient Management
  • Understanding Evidence in PT Practice 
  • Neuroanatomy 
  • Professional Seminar 
  • Patient Management
  • Clinical Internship 
  • Quality in Health Care 
  • Psychosocial Issues in Health 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants must complete the following prerequisite courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater prior to entry into the program:

  • Two semesters of anatomy/physiology
  • Two semesters of college chemistry with labs
  • Two semesters of physics with labs
  • Two semesters of biology (not botany or zoology)
  • One semester of psychology
  • One semester of statistics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Burlington

1269 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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