Physical Therapy (DPT)
UPDATE from the Interim Dean, Malek School of Health Professions (3/18/2020)
In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, the safety, welfare and support of our employees, students and their families is of utmost importance to us. We are working diligently to continue the operations of the Malek School of Health Professions. Our administrative staff and faculty are ready to support you and answer your questions. Please use the information below to find the best point of contact by program.
We will provide updates through our routine channels of communication (Canvas course sites, email and website) as information becomes available to us.
Faculty and instructional staff have reached out to their students regarding the continuation of course instruction online which began on March 18, 2020 will extend until the end of the semester.
Students should be checking their Marymount University email regularly for updates about specific courses.
Dr. Michelle Walters-Edwards
Interim Dean, Malek School of Health Professions
The Doctor of Physical Therapy 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 (2017-2019) 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 first-time pass rate of Marymount DPT graduates on the national physical therapy exam (NPTE) is 98.6% (2018-2019)
- The percent of entering DPT students who ultimately graduate with the DPT degree is 97.4%
- The employment rate for Marymount DPT graduates is 100% within six months of passing the licensure exam (for all graduates seeking employment)