Kirsten Londeree DPT '24 is featured in the APTA Home Health Quarterly Report 'The Impact That Home Health Had on Me.'
The primary goal of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to graduate a well-rounded and highly competent clinician. Fifteen full-time faculty members with diverse clinical backgrounds, along with adjunct faculty, offer an entry-level curriculum that is well balanced in the areas of orthopedic, neurologic, and general physical therapy with attention to the needs of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and other special populations.
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Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program runs three academic years with summers off. Starting at the end of the first year of study, clinical learning experiences are intermixed with the academic coursework. By graduation, students have spent 39 weeks in full-time clinical learning experiences. We currently affiliate with hundreds of clinic sites across 22 states and 4 countries, with the majority located in the Pacific Northwest.
Strengths of our Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
- Clinically experienced faculty
- Faculty who are easily accessible
- Promotion of a positive learning environment
- Bright, enthusiastic students
- Focus on ethics
- Focus on evidence based practice
- Attention to practice without referral
- 100 percent pass rate on the national licensing exam
- As a part of the College of Health Professions, opportunities exist to interact with students in other healthcare fields
CHP students are creating a new virtual workout series called Smiles and Sweat in collaboration with Special Olympics Oregon. Two first-year physical therapy students are producing the classes.
A group of 40+ students from Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Associates Studies and Audiology came together to provide medical coverage for the 2023 Youth Games which was held at the Nike campus in Beaverton. During this event the team provided care for over 500 Special Olympic athletes.