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Physical Therapy

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

36 months
31365 USD/year
31365 USD/year
17640 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, a three year course of study that integrates clinical and classroom experiences, constitutes the initial professional preparation for students desiring to become physical therapists.


The post-baccalaureate entry-level physical therapy program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers graduate work leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree.

Key facts:

  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program constitutes the initial professional preparation for students desiring to become physical therapists. 
  •  Graduates of the program will be prepared to carry out the expanding responsibilities as autonomous health care providers practicing in a variety of clinical settings and in educational and research environments. 
  •  The DPT Program will also prepare students to contribute to the field of physical therapy through research and other scholarly activities in addition to the utilization of these activities.
  • The DPT Program is designed to meet the Standards of Practice of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Accreditation Standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Human Anatomy 
  • Advanced Human Anatomy Lab
  • Life Span Development and Embryology
  • Health Care Systems & Patient Care
  • Advanced Human Physiology
  • Visceral Anatomy Lecture and Lab
  • Neuroscience
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Analysis of Human Movement
  • Clinical Medicine I - Pathophysiology
  • Research Methods I
  • Tests and Measures
  • Clinical Medicine II - Neuropathology
  • Interpersonal Communication and Psychsocial Aspects of Disability
  • Introduction to Examination, Evaluation, and Differential Diagnosis
  • Physical Therapy in the Acute Care Setting
  • Clinical Practicum I
  • Clinical Medicine III - Orthopaedics
  • PT Procedures I - Physical Agents
  • PT Procedures II - Soft Tissue Techniques
  • PT Procedures III - Musculoskeletal
  • Therapeutic Exercise I - Basics and Essential
  • The Integumentary System and Wound Management
  • Research Project-Literature Review & Project Design
  • Clinical Practicum II

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Rolling Admission: The program has a rolling admissions process. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the admission cycle.


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States.
  • All applicants must successfully complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • An overall 3.0 grade point average in all course work attempted and 3.0 average in the science and math courses attempted that are a prerequisite to the program (including any courses taken during the spring and the summer preceding fall admission).
  •  (3) letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination – required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31365 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31365 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    31365 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31365 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    17640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17640 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Maryland City

1610 - 2727 USD /month
Living costs

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


  • Mercer & Bowers Fund
  • UMES Physical Therapy Scholarship Endowment
  • The Louisa Jane Royster Endowment Fund
  • Doctoral Assistantship

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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