Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

Program Facts:

  • DPT Program Length: Three calendar years; seven semesters
  • Faculty: 10 Full-time; 18 Adjunct
  • Students: 40 per cohort
  • Clinical sites: 150 site contracts
  • Hours of clinical education: 1320

Program Outcomes:

  • Graduation Rates:​
  • DPT 2011 = 91.2 percent
  • DPT 2012 = 90.0 percent
  • DPT 2013 = 96.9 percent
  • Licensure Examination Rates:
  • FSBPT reported pass rate for 2010-12 = 100 percent
    FSBPT reported pass rate for 2011-13 = 100 percent
  • DPT 2011 = 100 percent
  • DPT 2012 = 100 percent
  • DPT 2013 = 100 percent
  • DPT 2014 = 100 percent
  • Employment Rate (within six months of exam)
  • DPT 2011 = 100 percent
  • DPT 2012 = 100 percent
  • DPT 2013 = 100 percent
  • DPT 2014 = 100 percent

The Springfield College Physical Therapy Graduate Program entails three-and-a-half years that culminate in the awarding of an entry-level physical therapy degree. Starting with a summer semester between the third and fourth year at Springfield College, students will enter the professional DPT program as graduate students to earn an entry-level doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree. Students jump directly into the professional preparation with challenging and fascinating courses such as:

  • Human anatomy
  • Neuroscience
  • Kinesiology
  • Human movement
  • Research methodology and statistics

During their professional preparation, students also do hands-on work in full-time clinical experiences in approved clinical education facilities.

Curriculum is monitored by frequently reviewed practice and accreditation requirements to ensure quality. Once enrolled, students are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Besides being deeply involved in their studies, students regularly participate in cocurricular activities and are service-oriented in their on- and off-campus focus.

Springfield College participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) for all graduate student admissions. No paper applications will be accepted for admissions.

The PTCAS site is available to prospective students after July of each year at

The Springfield College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone (703) 706-3245; email:; website;

Apply after July here!

Recent News

Springfield College physical therapy major Marisa Babb recently received the Ruth Hall Clinical Fellowship Award, the American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts’ highest honor for students enrolled in doctor of physical therapy programs.