When does the program start?
The program begins in May. The first class is a 2 week course titled Introduction to the Profession, PHT 505. Soon thereafter, PHT 500, Anatomy is taken during the summer.
How long is the program?
The total length of the program is three years. This is divided into nine semesters, for a total of 112 credit hours. The first two years comprise mostly of didactic coursework on-campus, with integrated clinical experiences (ICE) throughout. Year three consists solely of clinical internships.
Are there research opportunities within the program?
Yes, DPT faculty members are engaged in contemporary research and supervise DPT students involved in research. Students complete a total of eight (8) credit hours of Evidence Based Inquiry with a faculty mentor. This work culminates in a presentation to faculty and peers and may ultimately lead to a regional or national presentation or published paper.
How is Anatomy taught at URI?
In the URI DPT program, gross anatomy is taught with hands-on experience. The program has a human anatomy cadaver lab which is supervised by one of the faculty members. A variety of the courses in the curriculum integrate the use of the gross anatomy lab for learning purposes. Students in the DPT program do engage in dissection.