Physical Therapy (DPT)

Mission Statement

The DPT program prepares generalist practitioners to deliver best available physical therapist practice for improving movement, function and health across diverse individuals and communities. The program employs a dynamic learning-in-context environment that is warm and welcoming. Critical thinking, professionalism, respecting individual differences, and adherence to ethical practices ground all classroom, clinic, and community activities. The program utilizes a modified problem-based curriculum unique to the region.

DPT Program Outcomes

These outcomes represent the most recent three-year period (2015-2018) for which final data is available. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) expects all accredited physical therapy programs to post their student outcomes on their website:

  • The ultimate pass rate of Marymount DPT graduates on the national physical therapy exam (NPTE) is 100%.
  • The percent of entering DPT students who ultimately graduate with the DPT degree is 97.5%
  • The employment rate for Marymount DPT graduates is 100% within six months of passing the licensure exam (for all graduates seeking employment).


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Marymount 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 703-284-5980 or email

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Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)