We're ranked No. 21!

U.S. News & World Report ranked MUSC's Physical Therapy program No. 21 among the Best Grad Schools in the nation.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy


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About the Program

The three-year DPT program begins with foundational learning, and students have the opportunity to progress to clinical coursework with community-based service and interprofessional learning embedded throughout. The curriculum then culminates in a series of clinical practicums that allow students to pursue their passions.

Upcoming Information Sessions

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The PT faculty are incredible. They challenge my ability to clinically reason when seeing patients in the CARES clinic so I’ll be confident treating my own patients one day.

Conor Champine, DPT Class of 2020

Conor Champine

My professors are passionate about teaching. They go beyond classroom didactics, providing us incredible opportunities to learn directly with and from patients, their experiences, and perspectives. We are learning not only the science but also the art and practice of physical therapy. They are preparing us to become the best clinicians possible and better people in the process!

Whitney Goodman, DPT Class of 2020

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Program Outcomes

Learn more about the program outcomes for the MUSC Doctor of Physical Therapy program at MUSC.

Faculty & Staff

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Meet our physical therapy faculty and staff team.

Meet the Team

The Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 843-792-3326 or email chp-recruit@musc.edu.

For questions or concerns about the program's accreditation or to make any reports to CAPTE, please visit their site.

This accreditation means that our degree program meets or exceeds established national standards for a professional program leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Whereas accreditation applies to training programs, licensure applies to individuals. Our program prepares students for and makes them eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), which all individuals must pass in order to practice physical therapy. Passing the licensure exam is necessary, but it may not be sufficient to practice physical therapy in a given state. You can find additional requirements for practicing physical therapy in each state at the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.