Chatham University

Physical Therapy Program (DPT)

Our Mission

As an integral part of Chatham University, the Physical Therapy Program educates doctors of physical therapy who will advance the quality of human life through excellence in clinical practice. The Program educates autonomous practitioners who will meet the challenges of a dynamic health care environment and supports scholarly activity that bridges science and clinical practice.

Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Chatham University’s entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is a clinical doctorate degree designed to prepare its graduates for practice in physical therapy at the successful completion of seven terms of study. The DPT program stresses clinical decision-making through the study of patient problems typically encountered in the clinical setting. The problem-based learning curriculum presents physical therapy in an integrated manner organized around body systems. The curriculum stresses the importance of evidence-based practice and professionalism throughout the student's learning experience.

PT Photos

  • 2nd year PT students assisting 1st year PT students preparing for practical exams
  • DPT Students Class of 2014 receive Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Award for community service
  • DPT Class of 2012 at Dr. Perry's Annual Pool Party
  • Service Learning 2012
  • Service Learning 2012
  • Service Learning 2012.jpg
  • Dr. Perry, joined by second year DPT students,  was presented with the Distinguished Educator Award at the Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA in Chicago, February 2012.
  • DPT Class of 2011 Graduates
  • Dr. Malcolm Gregory received the Graduate Alumni Award during Reunion Weekend
  • PT Students in 2010 Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race
  • Manual Therapy Lab
  • Casting Lab
  • Musculoskeletal Lab
  • Exercise Physiology Lab
  • Dr. Gough’s Lemon Lab
  • Wound Care Lab
  • Physical Therapy (DPT) brochure