Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

2019 Incoming Physical Therapy class

Graduate Outcomes

Class of 2019

Graduation Rate: 100%
National PT Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 100% (90.4% on first attempt)
Employment Rate: Data not available yet

Class of 2018

Graduation Rate: 94%
National PT Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 100% (95.7% on first attempt)
Employment Rate: 100%

Class of 2017

Graduation Rate: 100% 
National PT Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 100% on first attempt
Employment Rate: 100%

Class of 2016

Graduation Rate: 100%
National PT Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 100% on first attempt
Employment Rate: 100%

Class of 2015

Graduation Rate: 98%
National PT Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 100% (92% on first attempt)
Employment Rate: 100%

Admission Facts

 

 Class Stats

Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022
Number of Applicants 230 226 207 210
Class Size 52 52 52 52
Acceptance Rate 22.6% 23.4% 25% 24.8%
Overall Undergrad GPA 3.69 3.73 3.68 3.70
GRE Verbal 155.4 154.66 154.31 153.64
GRE Quantitative 152.7 155.48 154.56 155.07
GRE Analytical Writing 4.3 4.39 4.12 4.28

Program Mission

The Division of Physical Therapy creates and integrates innovative research discoveries, education, and practice to develop scholarly, collaborative physical therapists and rehabilitation scientists who advance health care and disease prevention for diverse communities in Minnesota and beyond.
 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
Central to the core values of the Division of Physical Therapy is a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, clinical practice, and service. We stand for a culture free from racism and discriminatory acts or behaviors against all individuals. We welcome and deeply value each person for their intersecting identities (race, color, ethnicity, age, abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, faith, spiritual beliefs and veteran status) and lived experiences. Together, we will ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion thrive and are integrated into every component of our curriculum and activities. 
 
The Medical School’s Diversity Statement can be found here
 
The Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota began as a certificate program in 1941. It expanded to a baccalaureate program in 1946, a Master of Science program in 1997 and a professional doctoral degree program in 2002. All students entering the program and completing all requirements graduate with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.

Certificate of Education

Need a Certificate of Education form completed? Please contact Anne Ruud at ruuda@umn.edu

Job Opportunities

Physical therapists work in a wide variety of settings: hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, acute care facilities, private practice, school systems, industry, sports medicine, home health, and more.

Factors such as an aging population and improved management of chronic conditions have created an increasing need for physical therapists. National and local projections indicate a continued growth in physical therapy jobs through at least 2018.

See a list of current openings      Visit APTA for more postings

capteThe Program in Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program directly, please call 612-626-5303 or email umnptadmissions@umn.edu

ACAPT LogoThe American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association. The ACAPT represents over 95% of all national PT educational institutions and are committed to develop, implement and assess innovative models for clinical education, teaching/learning, scholarship/research, mentoring and leadership in physical therapist education.