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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.

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

Doctor of Physical Therapy


Elizabeth Locke, PT, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Associate Professor
Phone: (908) 737-6179

Admission Requirements

DPT Faculty

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 Deadline: October 17th

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. 



The Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT) at  Kean University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The program's accreditation has been granted for a period of five (5) years effective April 30, 2019. 

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education 
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