Physical Therapy and Public Health

Degree Types: DPT/MPH

The DPT/MPH prepares physical therapists for careers as leaders who will span the boundaries between physical therapy and public health. Students in the Dual DPT/MPH degree program complete coursework and clinical requirements to satisfy the requirements for each degree. DPT courses are scheduled during the day while MPH courses are offered in the evenings. Students begin MPH coursework the summer before matriculation into the DPT program and then take one or two MPH courses each term along with the regular DPT courseload. The required professional experiences for each degree coordinate so that MPH field and culminating experiences coincide and complement DPT clinical education and the synthesis research project. Students will work closely with their faculty advisor to plan a coursework, field experience, and culminating experience to complete both programs in 3 years.

See the Physical Therapy and Public Health Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.