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Online Physical Therapy PhD & Doctorate Degree Programs

Accredited colleges and universities offering a college degree to gain licensure as a physical therapist.

A PhD in physical therapy is designed for practicing physical therapists who are interested in moving into a leadership position within an academic or research environment.

Some Doctorates promote teaching at the post-secondary or graduate level; others are more research-focused, while others are more equally balanced between the two options.

Most traditional and online programs allow students to tailor their studies according to their own professional interests. With a Doctorate in physical therapy (DPT or tDPT), students are prepared to contribute considerably toward the existing body of knowledge in the field—and prepare the next generation of physical therapists for practice.
 

A PhD in physical therapy is designed for practicing physical therapists who are interested in moving into a leadership position within an academic or research environment.

Some Doctorates promote teaching at the post-secondary or graduate level; others are more research-focused, while others are more equally balanced between the two options.

Most traditional and online programs allow students to tailor their studies according to their own professional interests. With a Doctorate in physical therapy (DPT or tDPT), students are prepared to contribute considerably toward the existing body of knowledge in the field—and prepare the next generation of physical therapists for practice.