Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Expand your Reach

Physical Therapy Programs

URI’s program in physical therapy is a fully accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program. Our intensive three-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.

DPT Program Tuition & Fees

Why Physical Therapy at URI?


A Broader Experience

In addition to a variety of traditional clinical experiences, you can also explore practice in more non-traditional settings. In our unique Broadening Experiences course, you’ll design and plan a two-week service experience, such as working with children with disabilities in Guatemala or studying health care practices in India. And in your second year, you will go wherever that plan takes you.

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Great Education, Great Value

At URI, you’ll develop your knowledge and skill through a curriculum rooted in the three components of evidence-based medicine: 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.

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Interprofessional Education

Through our Interprofessional Education Program, you’ll gain an understanding of other health professions and your relationship to them. In a series of Interprofessional Education workshops, you’ll work in teams with URI students and faculty from pharmacy, nursing, nutrition, kinesiology, and communicative disorders, as well as faculty and students from Rhode Island College’s nursing and social work programs and Brown University’s medical school.

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