Ph. D. On Campus

Physical Therapy

The University of Iowa

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The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum at The University of Iowa requires 2½ years post baccalaureate degree study and clinical experiences. 


Education is enhanced by close association with the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, one of the nation’s largest university-owned teaching hospitals. Students work closely with a faculty which includes expert clinicians and internationally renowned scientists.

Key Features 

  • Evidence-based practice is the curriculum’s focus. Our goal is to foster the development of problem solving and clinical reasoning skills of the students so they are ready to provide excellent patient care and assume the responsibilities and diverse roles and obligations of a professional physical therapist.
  • Our program at The University of Iowa consistently ranks among the top Physical Therapy programs in the United States. We are proud of the tradition of excellence that has been established here since the program’s inception in 1942. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Human Anatomy
  • Functional Neuroanatomy
  • Musculoskeletal Therapeutics
  • Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics
  • Applied Clinical Medicine
  • Selected Topics in Physical Therapy Practice

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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) report from the Educational Testing Service
  • Three letters of reference

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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