The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a post baccalaureate degree conferred upon successful completion of a doctoral level professional (entry-level) or post-professional education program. The specific nomenclature "DPT" is not a substitute or alternative for the physical therapist clinical designator "PT." The entry-level professional degree offered at the University of Kentucky is the DPT.
Thank you for your interest in the Physical Therapy Program. The application process for Fall 2019 will be open July 1, 2018.
DPT education will provide the following for future physical therapy practitioners: