The Division of Physical Therapy offers a Doctorate in Physical Therapy through two different programs, the traditional program and the transitional program and also offers the option to pursue a dual degree with a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master’s degree in Athletic Training.

The Traditional Doctorate in Physical Therapy is for the entry level student and allows the graduate to enter the physical therapy profession and to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) to obtain state licensure. This program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The  Read More

The Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy is for currently licensed professionals with either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in physical therapy to advance to the doctorate level. This program is from 1 to 2.5 years in length and is accomplished via a distance learning format. Please refer to the transistional DPT portion of the website for curriculum details. For foreign trained therapists licensed in the United States, documentation of employment for 6 months in the U.S. is required. In order for you to have received your US PT license, all transcripts from non-U.S. institutions  Read More
Dual Degree in PT and AT Physical therapy is a challenging and satisfying profession — one with many career pathways from which to choose. One particular pathway is developing a career that specializes in sports medicine. Certified athletic trainers have expertise in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from athletics and other physical  Read More
Performing Arts Medicine (PAM) Graduate Certificate Program Shenandoah University is committed to meeting the needs of practicing clinicians and performing arts educators who seek advanced education in the emerging practice area of performing arts medicine. The foundation of Shenandoah University’s mission states that the university distinguishes itself by providing opportunities to gain knowledge and develop…  Read More