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 100 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.
The early decision deadline for the present application cycle admitting for Fall 2021 has passed. The application cycle for admission of the DPT class in the fall of 2022 will open July 1st on PTCAS. Those wishing to be considered for early decision for this application cycle will need to submit their application through PTCAS prior to November 1, 2021.
In order to be considered in the Early Decision process with FranU DPT, you must indicate via the prompt questions on PTCAS that you are planning to apply via Early Decision. You must then complete the PTCAS online application and submit all supporting documents at www.ptcas.org, including:
PTCAS will allow application submission starting July 1st. The Early Decision deadline for FranU DPT is November 1st. Applicants must complete the PTCAS application and arrange for your transcripts to be received by PTCAS by this date. If application fees or transcripts arrive after November 1st, your application will be considered during our regular application cycle and those deadlines will apply.
Early decisions will be delivered no later than January 15th. Early decision applicants may be offered early admission or denied early admission and returned to regular applicant status for continued consideration. Should you be offered a position as an Early Decision applicant and you accept that position, our University Admissions team will take steps to get you enrolled in our program once we receive notification of your acceptance. Classes start mid-August of 2021.
With support from the Louisiana State Board of Regents and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, FranU is proud to announce the 2020 FMOL Sisters Graduate Scholarship recipients from the DPT program.
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.
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 (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22305-3085; 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 may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted initial accreditation.
Note: Prospective students should visit the State Authorization page to verify that Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is authorized to offer online courses and programs in your respective state. Prior to enrollment, students are also encouraged to visit their state educational agency or licensing board to ascertain whether or not they can utilize their degree program for additional compensation, initial licensing or renewal, as well as any other benefits.
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.
In the previous admissions cycle, we had 509 applications submitted to PTCAS, 130 of these were verified by PTCAS and we admitted 40 students into the program in August, 2020.
Our curriculum is comprised of 99 credit hours over eight semesters and includes over thirty-six weeks of formal clinical education.
DPT program at FranU costs less than most private physical therapy programs in the south region. The tuition is $87,000 and fees are $7,767.75, totaling $94,767.75 for the overall cost of the program
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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 coursework does not meet the upper level biology or chemistry requirement for our program. Please visit FranU’s PTCAS Directory Page for a list of acceptable coursework.
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...
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|DPTH 7314 - Human Physiology II||3|
|IPGC 6315 - Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology||3|
|DPTH 7322 - Foundations of Clinical Sciences II||3|
|DPTH 7217 - Pharmacology and Radiology in Physical Therapy||2|
|DPTH 7232 - Professionalism in Physical Therapy II||2|
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|DPTH 7223 - Foundations of Clinical Sciences III||2|
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|DPTH 7451 - Orthopedic Physical Therapy I||4|
|DPTH 7453 - Neurologic Physical Therapy I||4|
|DPTH 7256 - Integumentary Physical Therapy||2|
|DPTH 7225 - Physical Therapy Interventions||2|
|IPGC 6320 - Research Methods in the Health Sciences||3|
|DPTH 7233 - Professionalism in Physical Therapy III||2|
|DPTH 7963 - Physical Therapy Seminar III||1|
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|DPTH 7452 - Orthopedic Physical Therapy II||4|
|DPTH 7454 - Neurologic Physical Therapy II||4|
|DPTH 7355 - Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy||3|
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|DPTH 7234 - Physical Therapy Administration||2|
|DPTH 7741 - Scholarly Project I||1|
|DPTH 7964 - Physical Therapy Seminar IV||1|
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|DPTH 7793 - Professional Practice III||5|
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99 Credit Hours
*A minimum of 4 elective credit hours is required for graduation. Students choosing to enroll in more than the required 4 elective credit hours will incur additional tuition costs.