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Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Mount Saint Mary's University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Mission

Mount Saint Mary's University provides doctoral education to a diverse student body culminating in physical therapists with sound clinical reasoning in a variety of settings who are committed to professional and personal development, social citizenship and ethical, compassionate care.

As a Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy we are committed to facilitating life-long learning in the faculty, alumni and the professional community.

To accomplish this mission:

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will provide an education whose theoretical foundation is structured with the best evidence emphasizing critical thinking and professional behavior. Instruction will be provided by well qualified, professionals with post-professional doctorates, advanced or specialist certification and expertise in their content areas.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will set and maintain high standards for admissions and graduation.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Mount Saint Mary’s University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 213-477-2600 or email