Use Physical Therapy to Restore Others to Wellness with a DPT Degree

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is an entry-level professional program emphasizing the scientific basis of human structure and human movement, the spiritual basis of human worth, and the integration of these foundational elements into a comprehensive and problem-solving, evidence- and consensus-based approach to artful evaluation and skillful treatment. Graduates have a solid generalist perspective of patient care in a variety of professional treatment settings with a strong foundation for postprofessional specialization and lifelong learning.

APU Receives $3 Million Gift to Fund Physical Therapy Expansion

A gift from Sacred Harvest Foundation helped fund the expansion of APU’s DPT program, including a new facility on West Campus. Learn more about the gift to fund physical therapy.

Equipping Graduates for Excellence in Patient Care

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program prepares graduates to practice as competent generalist physical therapists who have a solid foundation for postprofessional specialization. These graduates are guided by Christian principles and ethical values. They are critical thinkers and lifelong learners, supporting the global community and the physical therapy profession by functioning as service-oriented practitioners. They promote excellence in patient care, are guided by a belief in human worth and dignity, and are dedicated to the optimization of human health and function.

DPT Program Highlights

  • Earn a highly respected doctorate in 3 years (including summers).
  • Gain a solid, generalist perspective in preparation for patient care.
  • Prepare with some of the nation’s leading experts in the field.
  • Integrate a distinct Christian perspective into your clinical approach.
  • Learn to care for patients holistically.
  • Develop a foundation for postprofessional specializations in orthopedics, neurology, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, clinical electrophysiology, pediatrics, geriatrics, and sports medicine.
  • Join one of the fastest-growing sectors of health care.
  • Enjoy autonomy as a primary health care provider.
Unlocking the Door to a Career in Physical Therapy

Learn more about why a DPT degree is the preferred degree for preparing individuals for careers in physical therapy.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.


The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), one of six regional organizations in the U.S., accredits Azusa Pacific University. In addition, the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email:; website:

If you need to contact the program/institution directly, call (626) 815-5020 or email

Financial Fact Sheet

2021-2022 DPT Student Financial Fact Sheet (PDF)

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively. Azusa Pacific is also a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

American Council of Academic Physical Therapy Member Institution