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:
*New requirement for 2022-2023 application cycle*
All applicants are required to complete Altus Suite as part of their application for the 2022/2023 admissions cycle. To complete Altus Suite visit TakeAltus.com to create an account and complete the following assessments:
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The early decision deadline for the present application cycle is now open. Those wishing to be considered for early decision for the 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, applicants must indicate via prompt questions on PTCAS of plan to apply Early Decision. Applicants must complete the PTCAS online application and submit the following supporting documents at www.ptcas.org:
PTCAS will allow application submission starting July 1. The Early Decision deadline for FranU DPT is November 1. PTCAS application must be completed and all transcripts received by PTCAS by this date. Application fees and/or transcripts arriving after November 1 will be considered in our regular application cycle.
Interviews for the Early Decision process are tentatively scheduled for early to mid-December.
Early Decision letters will be delivered no later than January 15th. If offered early admission, applicants are not bound to the university; however, a non-refundable admissions fee will be required to accept and hold the position in the cohort. If applicants are denied early admission, the application will be automatically returned to regular applicant status for continued consideration in the regular application cycle.
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.
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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.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (225) 214-6965 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
In the previous admissions cycle, we had 344 applications submitted to PTCAS, 124 of these were verified by PTCAS and we admitted 38 students into the program in August, 2021.
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|
|DPTH 7962 - Physical Therapy Seminar II||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||18|
|DPTH 7324 - Foundational Science of Human Movement||3|
|DPTH 7316 - Development Across the Lifespan||3|
|DPTH 7223 - Foundations of Clinical Sciences III||2|
|IPGC 6125 - Bioethics||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||9|
|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|
|Semester Credit Hours||18|
|DPTH 7452 - Orthopedic Physical Therapy II||4|
|DPTH 7454 - Neurologic Physical Therapy II||4|
|DPTH 7355 - Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy||3|
|DPTH 7257 - Rehabilitation and Prosthesis and Orthopedics||2|
|DPTH 7234 - Physical Therapy Administration||2|
|DPTH 7741 - Scholarly Project I||1|
|DPTH 7964 - Physical Therapy Seminar IV||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||17|
|DPTH 7793 - Professional Practice III||5|
|*Elective (hours may vary)||2|
|Semester Credit Hours||7|
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.