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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.

U.S. Job Growth

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

Michigan Job Growth

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

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 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?

Program Details