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Students studying human anatomy in a PT lab

School of Physical Therapy

A physical therapy student practices the manipulation of another student's ankle.The mission of the Husson Physical Therapy Program is to graduate generalist practitioners who are movement specialists with advanced skills in selected practice areas.  These skilled, knowledgeable, ethical, and reflective practitioners are independent in their assessment of client needs and collaborative within the health care team for the promotion of health and function.  These graduates are responsible and self-directed learners, both adaptable and successful in utilizing evidence-based practice to address issues within diverse and complex health care systems, practice environments and client populations.

DPT Faculty Commitment

Our faculty is comprised of expert clinicians and doctorally-prepared researchers who are committed to cultivating a positive learning environment, to providing quality learning experiences consistent with current and innovative professional practices, and to advancing the physical therapy profession through scholarly inquiry, clinical practice, and engaged leadership.

Balanced Approach to Learning

The DPT program balances academic study with clinical experience while facilitating students to reflect and assess their own learning needs.  Academic faculty commit to integrating foundational science courses with clinical content and skills, clinical reasoning skills, and functional outcomes. Clinical faculty help to ensure clinical competency through hands-on learning experiences and the evaluation of the learner's performance. 

Consider What the Husson DPT Program Has to Offer

Your choice of a physical therapy program is extremely important in determining your growth as a person and developing your expertise as a Physical Therapist. At Husson, you will find:

  • Affordable tuition
  • Faculty expertise, experience and qualifications
  • 1:10 faculty to student ratio
  • Dedication to small class sizes
  • Individual attention from faculty members
  • State-of-the-art facilities & equipment including a dedicated gross anatomy lab
  • Kenduskeag Institute's Human Performance Lab, a premier scientific research facility
  • Opportunities for advanced electives
  • Opportunity to serve in student run pro bono clinic
  • DPT plus a BS in Exercise Science in only 6 years 
  • Guaranteed progression into the DPT program by maintaining a Husson undergraduate 3.2 GPA
  • 88% DPT graduation rate for 2013-2015 graduating classes
  • 96% first-time licensing examination pass rate for the DPT program for 2010-2015 graduating classes
  • 99% ultimate licensing examination pass rate for the DPT program for 2010-2015 graduating classes
  • 100% employment of graduates as PTs within six months of passing the licensure examination, 2000-2015

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in the School of Physical Therapy at Husson University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA  22314;  telephone:  703.706.3245;  email:  accreditation@apta.org;  website:  http://www.capteonline.org

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Phone and Email Address
Cecile Ferguson
Office Manager
207.941.7101
fergusonc@husson.edu
328 O'Donnell Commons
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401