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Grand Valley State University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree is offered through the university's College of Health Professions. Physical therapists are valued for their ability to evaluate, diagnose, treat and prevent disorders of human movement in a wide variety of clinical and community settings. The Physical Therapy program at Grand Valley State University is well situated along the Medical Mile in Grand Rapids and enjoys an outstanding reputation among its students and in the community. Click to read a Welcome Letter from the Chair of the PT Department.




CHP PT students

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CHP PT students


Applications should come through the PTCAS system - see the APPLY NOW button on this page or go to

The $30 application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

The D.P.T. in physical therapy requires 119 credits over 3 consecutive years.

See the full course list.