The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)* program is a professional doctorate designed to prepare physical therapists for practice in an evolving healthcare environment.
The DPT program at FranU is unique among its competitors in that it features a streamlined curriculum, expert faculty with over 50 years of industry experience combined, state-of-the-art learning environments, and both clinical education and service-learning opportunities for students.
The DPT program at FranU participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS. Applicants applying to the FranU physical therapist education program should apply online using the PTCAS system.
In order to be considered for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, the following admission requirements must be met:
* All coursework will be reviewed in regards to course acceptability as meeting prerequisite requirements. If you have questions regarding acceptability of coursework, please email us at email@example.com.
Future virtual information sessions will be announced.
All on-campus sessions are from 12 - 1 p.m. and located at the FranU School of Health Professions, second floor, 7443 Picardy Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to educate and form entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy practitioners in a faith-based academic community. Students are educated to become highly-skilled, ethical servant leaders who are valued contributors to the health professions and to the community.
As a premier health professional education program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University will meet the following program goals:
Upon completion of the DPT program graduates will be able to:
DPT faculty members are highly-skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds and a comprehensive blend of clinical practice, content expertise, and educational experience.
Tuition for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
*Tuition costs do not include textbooks or any additional costs associated with this program.
With support from the Louisiana State Board of Regents and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, FranU is proud to announce the 2019 FMOL Sisters Graduate Scholarship recipients from the DPT program.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. On September 21, 2017, the University received SACSCOC approval to grant the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
Effective May 2, 2018, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (225) 768-1792 or email email@example.com.
Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.
We plan to admit 40 students a year in the fall semester; however, the number of students enrolled is based on the amount of qualified applicants each year. Each cohort progresses together. We do not have a rolling admissions process.
Our curriculum is comprised of 100 credit hours over eight semesters and includes over thirty-six weeks of formal clinical education.
No coursework may be transferred or substituted for credit in the program’s curriculum.
DPT program at FranU costs less than most private physical therapy programs in the south region. The tuition is $87,500 and fees are $9,650, totaling $97,500 for the overall cost of the program.
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Scholarships are available for first year DPT students. The office of financial aid works individually with students to procure appropriate student loans and aid based on their needs.
Transfer credits from other physical therapy or physical therapist assistant programs are not accepted.
In most cases, Kinesiology courses do not meet the upper level biology or chemistry requirement. However, we do refer specific course questions to an in-house content expert for the final decision.
Currently, a bridge program from PTA to PT does not exist at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. Plans have not been made to include this in the future.
In September 2017, the University received approval from SACSCOC to award the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy. On May 2, 2018, the program was granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
Per CAPTE, "accreditation is a process used in the US to assure the quality of the education that students receive. It is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-review process that occurs on a regular basis. Prior to graduation of the first cohort of students, the program completes the Accreditation Process." Please view CAPTE’s website for further details: http://www.capteonline.org/Wha...
|DPTH 7412 - Structural and Functional Anatomy II||4|
|DPTH 7314 - Human Physiology II||3|
|HPGC 6315 - Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology||3|
|DPTH 7322 - Foundations of Clinical Sciences II||3|
|HPGC 6125 - Bioethics||1|
|DPTH 7232 - Professionalism in Physical Therapy II||2|
|DPTH 7962 - Physical Therapy Seminar II||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||17|
|DPTH 7324 - Foundational Science of Human Movement||3|
|DPTH 7316 - Development Across the Lifespan||3|
|DPTH 7223 - Foundations of Clinical Sciences III||2|
|DPTH 7217 - Pharmacology and Radiology in Physical Therapy||2|
|Semester Credit Hours||10|
|DPTH 7451 - Orthopedic Physical Therapy I||4|
|DPTH 7453 - Neurologic Physical Therapy I||4|
|DPTH 7255 - Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy||3|
|DPTH 7225 - Physical Therapy Interventions||2|
|HPGC 6320* - Research Methods in the Health Sciences||3|
|DPTH 7233 - Professionalism in Physical Therapy III||2|
|DPTH 7963 - Physical Therapy Seminar III||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||19|
|DPTH 7452 - Orthopedic Physical Therapy II||4|
|DPTH 7454 - Neurologic Physical Therapy II||4|
|DPTH 7256 - Integumentary Physical Therapy||2|
|DPTH 7257 - Rehabilitation and Prosthesis and Orthopedics||2|
|DPTH 7334 - Physical Therapy Administration||2|
|DPTH 7741 - Scholarly Project I||1|
|DPTH 7964 - Physical Therapy Seminar IV||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||16|