Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
URI’s program in physical therapy is a fully accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program. Our intensive 2.5-year curriculum offers you breadth and depth in the sciences, evaluative and treatment theories, intervention techniques, and clinical skills. Here, you’ll also have unique opportunities to expand your skills through experiences beyond traditional settings. To us, this makes all the difference between developing good practitioners, and great ones.
Why Physical Therapy at URI?
A 2.5-year DPT Program – Great Education, Great Value
At URI, you’ll develop your knowledge and skill through a curriculum rooted in the three components of evidence-based practice: research, clinical expertise, and patient values. You’ll participate in early clinical experiences designed to put theory into practice—and you’ll contribute to research projects. And with our competitive tuition and fees, our program is a great value whether you are a Rhode Islander or from another state.
URI Physical Therapy Clinic
A dynamic outpatient physical therapy clinic is operated by the URI Physical Therapy Department. The clinic is staffed by licensed physical therapists to mentor students and provide care to URI students, employees, and members of the community. The physical therapy clinic also serves as a clinical site for the program’s Integrated Clinical Experiences.
Clinical and Community Experiences
You will participate in clinical and community experiences that build and broaden your skills for future practice as a physical therapist. Through opportunities that occur each semester, you will participate in physical therapy patient care, interprofessional learning, and health promotion for members of the community. Through these experiences, students learn to provide compassionate care, advocate for patients, and provide services to a diverse population.
In the News
- URI DPT Students present at APTA CSM 2024 - Our DPT Students had 7 presentations at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting. Effect of Electrical Stimulation with Trigger Point Dry Needling on Muscle Activity and PainJung Yeon Lee, SPT, Carolyn A. Garvey, SPT, Binetou N. Badiane, SPT and James Agostinucci, ScD, OTR/L Trigger Point Dry Needling: The Effect of Needle Temperature […]