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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


Thomas A. Koc, Jr. PT, DPT, Ph.D, CIMT
Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Fellow of the Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT)
Acting Program Director
Associate Professor
Phone: 908-737-6170

Admission Requirements

DPT Faculty


Kean physical therapy graduates provide care through private practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings and nursing homes.

17% Job Growth

In physical therapy by 2031 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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. 


Public Notice of Program Accreditation

The Department of Physical Therapy at Kean University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone:  703-706-3245; email:; website: The program's current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 908-737-6170 or email

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