The DPT curriculum builds semester by semester to facilitate development of knowledge and skills.

Mount St. Joseph University delivers high-quality academics, hands-on experiential learning and individualized attention from faculty and staff who are devoted to the success of students. We do so while consistently living a culture of ethics and service.


The Mount’s DPT Program is a 117 credit hour, 9 semester, 3 year curriculum designed to build from semester to semester as students develop the necessary knowledge and skills to be professional and proficient physical therapists. The first year presents foundational knowledge from which students can build initial clinical skills, culminating in short inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences. The second year clinical courses, organized by practice pattern and patient population, build from the basic knowledge and skills of the first year. The third year builds upon the prior two years and culminates in four full-time clinical internships, which include inpatient and outpatient experiences. Core course series proceed developmentally through the curriculum and include research, professionalism, foundational science (pathology, medical management), patient management and clinical experiences.


DPT academic standards and program requirements


Link to course descriptions or download the graduate catalog