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A physical therapy student getting her doctorate at Grand Valley State University. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Physical Therapy, D.P.T.

Physical therapists provide services that enhance functional independence and address all types of movement disorders or limitations.


10%
U.S. Job Growth

National job opportunities in the physical therapy field are expected to grow 10% by 2025.

11%
Michigan Job Growth

Michigan job opportunities in the physical therapy field are expected to grow 6% by 2025.

1st
GVSU Ranking as West Michigan Talent Provider

There are over 600 GVSU alumni working in Informatics occupations in Michigan, which is higher than any other institution.


Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

Admission to the three-year Doctor of Physical Therapy program (D.P.T.) is competitive and requires students to have a bachelor's degree. Students must also complete prerequisite courses and obtain a minimum of 50 hours of work, volunteer, and/or job shadow experience in physical therapy prior to admission. In addition, students must have two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from a physical therapist. Please see the gvsu.edu/pt website for any important updates and/or changes.

Please consult with Grand Valley State University's graduate admissions department if you have any questions.

Why Study Physical Therapy at Grand Valley?


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