Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at California State University, (Fresno State), is a three year (8 semesters) course of study. Completion of graduate-level course of study leads to the granting of the DPT degree. This new education standard for physical therapy prepares graduates to practice autonomously in preparation for direct access. The DPT is the required degree to become a licensed physical therapy as of 2015. The DPT program focuses on critical thinking strategies that promote effectively analysis and interpretation of data in the formulation of treatment alternative that can achieve predictable functional outcomes in patient management.