What is unique about the Mount's DPT Program?

  42 WEEKS OF FULL-TIME CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Students at the Mount have an initial 4 week clinical experience after Year 1 courses in either an inpatient or outpatient setting, followed by multiple, diverse direct patient experiences and simulations during the Year 2 clinical courses. Finally, after all didactic coursework is completed, students participate in 4 terminal clinical experiences for 38 weeks, leading to graduation in May of Year 3.
  SPACIOUS AND WELL-EQUIPPED CLASSROOMS AND LABORATORIES
The Mount has 3 large hybrid classrooms with tables, mats, and plinths for lecture/lab integration
  • Inpatient lab with hospital beds and wall unit treatment/monitoring equipment
  • State-of-the-art high-fidelity simulation laboratories and private patient rooms for standardized patient encounters to enhance off-campus clinical experience
  • Equipment that reflects modern practice such as:
    • Motion analysis system (Dartfish®)
    • Physiology assessment system (BIOPAC®)
    • Bodyweight supported treadmill training (LiteGait®)
    • Interactive rehabilitation and training tools (Wii®MR Cube®)
    • Safe patient handling equipment (Arjo®)
  ADVANCED PRACTICE ELECTIVES

Third-year electives on advanced-practice topics such as animal rehabilitation, performing artists, running athletes, and manual therapy, as well as additional clinic opportunities (neurologic, falls and pro bono clinics).

  FREE ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOKS

With Access Physiotherapy over 70% of the required texts for the 3 year program are provided for free to students.  Graduates will also have access for 6 months after graduation, perfect for studying for the NPTE.

  NPTE PREPARATION COURSE AND PRACTICE EXAMS

The program organizes and pays for an NPTE preparation course and associated text for all third-year students in late November, early December of the final year.  Additionally, codes for 2 free practice exams (PEAT) are provided to students at no additional cost. 

  A DEDICATION TO INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION

Faculty and staff are committed to student success and readily accessible for individual student needs. Mount faculty are educators first and foremost but they also are clinicians and leaders in the community.  All faculty are members of and actively participate in various roles in the American Physical Therapy Association.

  A COMMITMENT TO PROFESSIONALISM

Faculty are devoted to helping students develop the professional behaviors essential to being an effective practitioner and health care team member.  The Mount’s mission is to prepare students to be ethical leaders who respond to dilemmas with integrity and respect for individuals and society as a whole.

  STRONG TIES WITH THE HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY

The Mount maintains strong relationships with all the regional healthcare systems to enhance the program by providing the best clinical placements and instructors, having local community clinicians serve as adjuncts, allowing visits to observe patients and varying types of practice, developing service opportunities, and even to help students practice with our year 3 mock job interviews. See more information about our community ties here. 

View a Map of Partnerships

  DEDICATION TO SERVING OTHERS

Throughout the curriculum, students are provided with course-related and extracurricular opportunities to practice their skills and serve those in the local community. We have an active student physical therapy association (SPTA) that plans social and service activities throughout the year.

Student Physical Therapy Association Link