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Welcome to DPT

The Physical Therapy Program at the University of South Carolina offers students a unique opportunity to develop clinical physical therapy skills in an intimate learning environment. The 3 1/3 year Clinical Doctoral program  starts in August of each year and admits a small class size that allows students an opportunity to get individualized instruction and closely interact with instructors. Students complete a research project focused on clinical practice and learn the value of evidence-based practice.  Following completion of the DPT, students are eligible to sit for the national physical therapy licensure exam.

Students who complete the DPT program at the University of South Carolina have the option of applying, and if accepted, enroll in an accelerated PhD degree in one of three areas including Rehabilitation Sciences, Applied Physiology, or Health Aspects of Physical Activity.

Physical Therapy Program News & Events


Chat Sessions

Our next informational chat session for prospective students
will be held:
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 1:00pm
Visit our Prospective Students page for more information.

DPT Open House

Summer 2016
Public Health Research Center, Room 114
921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Please email Martha Haynes at mh@mailbox.sc.edu to register.

DPT Job Fair

Monday, October 19, 2015 1:00-4:00 pm
Capstone Campus Room
Visit the USC Career Center to register.

If you have further questions, you may contact Denise McHugh at mchughb@mailbox.sc.edu.


Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-5521 • mh@mailbox.sc.edu