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What You Learn

You gain skills and knowledge via a hybrid curricular model that includes many planned, advanced learning experiences such as: problem-based learning, integrated clinical experiences, clinical grand rounds, and online course delivery. Rooted in six core domains, the program develops the type of entry-level clinician who will excel in the profession of physical therapy.

  • Grow as a a conscientious, thoughtful and meticulous practitioner
  • Become clinically effective – from a business and operational standpoint
  • Develop critical thinking skills, able to solve problems with satisfying outcomes for the patient
  • Collaborate, using the professional know-how of all team members
  • Take a team-based human gross anatomy course with cadaver dissection
  • Campaign for patients, as a strong advocate

The program is offered at Kean's main campus in Union.

Admission Requirements and Additional Resources

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Contact:
Shannon N. Clifford, PT, PhD, MPT
keandpt@kean.edu

Application and Deadlines

Apply Now Through PTCAS

Complete the Supplemental Application

The DPT Program begins in the Summer I Term. Application deadlines are as follows:

PTCAS "Soft" Deadline (highly recommended): October 1st
PTCAS "Hard" Deadline: December 1st

Review of applications will begin following each deadline and when applications have been "verified" through PTCAS.
BOTH the PTCAS application and the Kean University DPT supplemental application MUST be completed and "verified" by the deadline in order for the application to be fully reviewed. Kean University reserves the right to review applications received after the October deadline on an “as-needed” basis, in accordance with PTCAS deadline definitions.

Accreditation

Effective May 2016, Kean University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Candidacy status indicates that a program is making satisfactory progress toward compliance with accreditation criteria, but it does not assure that a program will achieve accreditation.

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