CSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Programs
Why the CSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree?
Explore CSU Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree programs, offering high-quality postbaccalaureate physical therapist education.
The CSU DPT programs are designed to allow students to:
- Engage with physical therapy faculty experts and highly educated students in a challenging doctoral program
- Learn evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills that will be the cornerstone for lifelong professional development
- Participate in clinical experiences with practice experts throughout the state
- Carry out doctoral projects to develop advanced scientific knowledge and practice expertise
Who We Are and What We Do
As licensed health care professionals, physical therapists (PTs):
- diagnose and manage movement dysfunction, and enhance physical and functional abilities;
- restore, maintain, and promote not only optimal physical function, but optimal wellness and fitness, and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health; and
- prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions or injuries.
There are more than 120,000 licensed physical therapists in the U.S., practicing in a variety of settings:
- outpatient clinics
- inpatient rehabilitation facilities
- skilled-nursing facilities
- personal residences
- educational and research centers
- pediatric care settings
- industrial and other occupational environments
- fitness centers
- sports-training facilities