Physical Therapy (DPT)
Welcome to Marymount University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. My name is Dr. Skye Donovan and I am the Chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
It is my pleasure to invite you to learn more about our program and to assist you in taking the next step towards your career in Physical Therapy.
We are here to help you take those final steps towards a fulfilling your dream of being a Doctor of Physical Therapy. If you have any questions about our program, please click here "Ask A Question"
Our DPT program emphasizes patient management decisions based on best available scientific evidence, well developed clinical skills and judgment, and the incorporation of patient goals and preferences. Check out our Twitter page to keep up with daily news!
Applying to Our Program
If you would like more information on applying to our program then please check out our Admission Information page for all of the steps. Paige MacMorland, our Graduate Enrollment Coordinator, is ready to help you navigate what can often be a confusing process and get you started on your ultimate career path. You may contact Paige at 703-284-5901.
Don't hesitate to contact us. We would love to help you take the next step in your journey to becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
DPT applicants or prospective applicant questions should be directed to the Marymount University's Office of Graduate Enrollment Services by phone at 703-284-5901 or by email
Quick Program Overview
For a snap-shot of our program please check out the information below and for more in-depth information on who we are, please look through the links on the menu on the left hand side.
- Three-year weekday program
- Clinical practicums include 32 weeks of full-time supervised clinical practice in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings and 4 semesters of integrated part-time clinical experiences
- Professional journal-ready patient case report, based on an actual patient managed during a clinical practicum
- Comprehensive examinations at the end of the program to assess readiness for practice and prepare students for the national licensing exam
- Modified problem-based learning approach and integration of “real life” clinical experiences
- Student-directed, active-learning component revolves around commonly occurring patient problems. The patient problems serve as the catalyst for students to identify their learning needs and guide their learning activities. Learning-in-context encourages students to discriminate clinical relevance of content rather than focusing on pure memorization and reproduction of study materials.
- Campus location near Washington, DC, affording exceptional opportunities for educational and cultural enrichment
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Marymount University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. To contact CAPTE, call 703-706-3245 or visit their website.
Mission, Goals, and Student Outcomes
The mission of the Marymount University Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to prepare 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.
Learn more about the program’s mission, goals, and student outcomes.
Celebrate Cherie Scholarship:
CFNV Scholarship Opportunity for Northern VA Residents Entering Graduate Physical Therapy Programs.