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Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education 

CAPTE §7.22 SUMMARY OF ACTION: Effective May 12, 2020, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) made the following decision regarding the physical therapist education program at High Point University: Grant ACCREDITED

GOODSON, GRANT
I chose HPU for the opportunity to work with and learn from faculty, who are all the top of their field and leaders in the physical therapy profession. Their experience and access to the Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic were the primary reasons why I chose High Point.
Grant Goodson
Claire Love
From the Pro Bono Clinic
We were the people providing care to the High Point community, but the High Point community was allowing us to learn. They’ll probably be the best teachers we’ll ever have.
Claire Love
Class of 2021
Lauren Youngblood
Apply Early
Applying early in the admissions process increases the likelihood of acceptance. Students who apply late may be equally qualified but denied admission because all seats are full.
Lauren Youngblood
Class of 2022
Sam Thomas
Share Your Experiences
Shadowing experience is a great way to demonstrate your interest in Physical Therapy and boost your application.
Sam Thomas
Class of 2023
Christina Greenwald
I chose High Point University because of the supporting community. My professors and peers know me, appreciate my passions and interests, and challenge me to reach my goals, no matter how extraordinary.
Christy Greenwald
Brad Kanney
Be Genuine
By being the truest version of yourself, you set yourself up to gain the trust of faculty and develop genuine relationships with them that have the opportunity to skyrocket your professional career.
Brad Kanney
Class of 2023
GOODSON, GRANT
Show Determination
Don't give up. If you don't get in the first time, keep improving your application and keep applying. I was waitlisted twice, but I kept trying.
Grant Goodson
Class of 2022

The Department of Physical Therapy currently consists of internationally renowned faculty and the world-class Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory which houses our clinical entity: Targeted Enhanced Athletic Movement(TEAM). TEAM translates the evidence produced by the HBAPL and by other scientists from around the globe into the clinical practice of injury prevention, athletic development, and rehabilitation. We are growing rapidly driven by an innovative vision so please visit with us regularly as we continue our exciting journey.

Completion of Required Coursework

Official documentation of successful completion course requirements listed below.

Anatomy (with Lab) or Anatomy & Physiology I (3.0 minimum semester credits) Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology II (3.0 credits)
Chemistry I with Lab (4.0 credits) Chemistry II with Lab (4.0 credits)
Biology I with Lab (4.0 credits) Biology II with Lab (4.0 credits)
Physics I (4.0 credits) Physics II (4.0 credits)
Psychology I (3.0 credits) Psychology II (3.0 credits)
Statistics (3.0 credits) English Composition/Writing (3.0 minimum semester credits)

Undergraduate Degree

Successfully earn a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Additional Post-Admission Requirements

  •      Completion of criminal background check
  •      Completion of drug screen
  •      Submission of health form documenting completion of required immunizations
  •      Submission of all required forms and information requested by the DPT program, including Technical Standards and Background Check Authorization forms.
HPU’s Pro Bono Clinic is the only full-time clinic of its kind in the country. Small teams of graduate students see patients.
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HPU’s Pro Bono Clinic sets its Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program apart from others nationwide.

It’s the only full-time clinic of its kind in the country. Patients can come in without having insurance or seeing a doctor, and since opening in December 2017, the clinic has seen more than 900 patients. Many of the patients who come illustrate the growing diversity of North Carolina.

They speak 18 different languages and come from 35 different countries. At the clinic, HPU’s graduate students earning a doctorate in physical therapy take care of them.

Under the guidance of local licensed physical therapists and Dr. Garrett Naze, the clinician at the clinic,  small teams of DPT graduate students see patients. They spend one day a week at the clinic for three semesters before they start full-time clinic rotations nationwide.

PT students learn to treat more than just pain. They learn to listen. In turn, they learn the importance of what HPU physical therapy professor Dr. Alicia Emerson, the clinic director, calls “treating the whole patient.”

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Clinical Rotations
Students take part in supervised clinical rotations during which time they participate in the evaluation and management of patients in a wide variety of clinical areas. We believe that clinical exposure will provide impactful learning experiences for our students to prepare them to be experts in the art and science of physical therapy.
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Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab
The combination of faculty, facilities, equipment, and esprit de corps make the Department of Physical Therapy’s Human Biomechanics & Physiology Laboratory the finest facility of its type in the world! The faculty that work within this facility are from multiple disciplines including physical therapy, biomechanics, physiology, exercise science, and athletic training, to name a few.
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Adidas Research Partner
The grant given by Adidas titled, “The Female Athlete: Optimize and Promote Sport Movement” will allow students to research biomechanical components which differentiate female athletes among a variety of dynamic sport tasks. These innovative projects provide our HPU students with key experiential learning opportunities that help prepare them for future careers and graduate programs
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Pro Bono Clinic
The High Point Physical Therapy pro bono clinic, a sustainable, collaborative, interdisciplinary clinic providing excellent compassionate care and education, is dedicated to empowering individuals to live with an improved quality of life, developing meaningful connections with the dynamic and diverse neighborhoods in the hope of promoting a healthier community.
Job Outlook 2019-2029: 18% Growth
Ranked #19 on U.S. News and World Report 100 Best Jobs
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Graduate Admissions
Choosing the right graduate program can be an overwhelming decision with many programs and options available. It takes time to discover and learn what your personal goals are and which university is best suited for those goals.

Our graduate programs are designed with the career professional in mind and courses are structured to suit your schedule.

We invite you to learn more about our programs. Please contact us an...

Choosing the right graduate program can be an overwhelming decision with many programs and options available. It takes time to discover and learn what your personal goals are and which university is best suited for those goals.

Our graduate programs are designed with the career professional in mind and courses are structured to suit your schedule.

We invite you to learn more about our programs. Please contact us anytime and take advantage of our open door policy. We are here to help you reach the next step in your educational journey.

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