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This program takes 82 credits to complete
Choose between 8 clinical tracks
Complete in 24 months
There are 2,000 placement sites available

106 Credits to Complete

42 Weeks of Clinical Education

Regional and National Placement Sites

7 Consecutive Terms

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Our students are extremely well prepared to manage any type of patient. The day that they graduate, we expect our students to be functioning at a level of a competent clinician, to hit the ground running from the first day of their first job.


James Irrgang, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Chair and Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

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University of Pittsburg Online School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Moving PT forward.

Develop the clinical competencies and clinical decision-making skills to shape the field of physical therapy through the Doctor of Physical Therapy Hybrid offering* (DPT-Hybrid) at the University of Pittsburgh.

Program Overview

Designed to parallel our residential program, the #1 DPT program in the nation** according to U.S. News & World Report, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Hybrid Option (DPT-Hybrid) through the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences incorporates live online didactic lectures with dynamic on-campus laboratory immersion experiences. 

Integrated within the curriculum are 4 clinical educational experiences that engage students in 42-weeks of full-time clinical practice. Over the course of 7 academic terms, you will foster the clinical competencies necessary to sit for the National PT Licensure Examination (NPTE) and become a practicing physical therapist.

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Hybrid. Hands on. Highly ranked.

At Pitt, we commit to pushing the envelope and moving the field forward, and our DPT graduates are poised to lead as soon as they become licensed physical therapists. As a DPT-Hybrid student, you can leverage the reputation and expertise of Pitt’s Department of Physical Therapy from the moment you begin classes.

Accessible Format

With virtual didactic lectures, twice per term on-campus laboratory immersions, and hundreds of regional and national placement sites, you can complete the full-time DPT-Hybrid option from wherever you are in the country.

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

The DPT-Hybrid curriculum is both rigorous and relevant, and emphasizes early and intensive integration into the clinical environment so that you are prepared to practice as a competent clinician on day one. 

Hands-On Experiences

Our Department of Physical Therapy faculty are first and foremost clinicians. As a DPT-Hybrid student, you’ll gain valuable insights from active practitioners eager to share their experiences with you.

*Accreditation. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 412-383-8169 or email ptinfo@shrs.pitt.edu.

**Source. U.S. News & World Report, 2021; website: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/physical-therapy-rankings

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