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.
Individualized. Advanced topic electives offered in the last semester of the program allow for students to focus their courses on their interests.
Competitive. The Physical Therapy program at GVSU has received national recognition by the US News and World Report.
The $30 application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.
The D.P.T. in physical therapy requires 119 credits over 3 consecutive years.
See the full course list.
Exciting news! GVSU PT Department has partnered with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital to provide students opportunities for residencies in Neurologic and Pediatric Physical Therapy.
Another related program is offered by GVSU's College of Business.