The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) post-baccalaureate degree is conferred upon successful completion of a three-year doctoral-level professional (entry-level) education program. Graduates become licensed physical therapists after successfully passing a national licensure examination and meeting state requirements for practice.
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Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States
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The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is the accrediting body for DPT programs.