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Physical Therapy—Degree Programs

The doctor of physical therapy (DPT) or doctor of physiotherapy (DPhysio) degree is a 3–4 year program that prepares students to be eligible for the Physical Therapy License Examination through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy in all 50 states. DPT programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). After completing the degree, the doctor of physical therapy may continue training in a residency and then fellowship.

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