The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a professional and not a research degree. Students in the program will be involved in evidence-based practice/translational research projects as part of coursework and clinical internship. Students are expected to complete the program in three years while attending full-time as there is no part-time program. The number of units for the DPT program of study is 121 units.
Advancement to Candidacy
All students must (1) Meet the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as required by San Diego State University; and (2) Successfully complete all required courses and the comprehensive examination for the first two years of study constitute the qualifying process.