Program Overview

If you want a career that will enable you to help people recuperate from surgery, painful injuries or life-altering health conditions, Quinnipiac’s doctor of physical therapy program will put you on a clear path to your goal from day one. Our Entry-Level Dual-Degree Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Studies/Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is one of only a few offered in the country where qualified applicants are admitted as first-year students.

Our undergraduate curriculum, which can be completed in 3 or 4 years, is specifically designed to prepare you for the graduate physical therapy program. You will study human movement and explore methods of maintaining healthy movement, preventing disability and assessment of movement. 

Upon successful completion of your Bachelor of Science in Health Science Studies and after meeting specific program requirements, you are guaranteed admission to the graduate DPT program, where you’ll learn to examine individuals across the lifespan and create treatment plans using various therapeutic interventions that promote mobility, reduce pain, and improve functioning. You’ll also understand how to work as part of a healthcare team that may include doctors, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists.