Stephanie Feltis DPT'08

Innovative Academics

Elon's DPT program is built on science and research, with compassion and respect for patients emphasized throughout the three-year experience.

Key features include an innovative modular curriculum, world class facilities, accessible faculty, partnerships with the surrounding medical community and a focus on international and domestic service.

Stephen Folger and Srikant Vallabhajosula, DPT faculty

Expert Mentors

One hundred percent of Elon’s 14 full-time DPT faculty members hold doctoral degrees. DPT students work side-by-side with their professors and partner with them on research.

DPT faculty discuss their work with Elon's BrainCARE initiative, an ongoing program investigating the impact of concussions.

DPT course descriptions

Successful Alumni

Tatum Robinson, a physical therapy graduate, and Lisa Ciaravella, an Elon alumna, opened Phoenix Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in 2006.

"We specialize in orthopedics, but we work to fit the needs of our community; we see everyone from quadriplegic patients to high school athletes," Tatum says.

Job Outlook and Resources

A Respected Reputation

One hundred percent of Elon's DPT graduates find jobs after graduation.

The job market for physical therapists continues to expand. Alumni work in private practice, outpatient rehabilitation centers, schools, hospitals, home health care services and nursing care facilities.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Elon’s three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program emphasizes a patient-centered approach to the profession. The program, which begins in January, immerses students in science and research while teaching them the value of respect and communication. Forty-eight weeks of hands-on clinical practicums reinforce the solid academics taught in the classroom. One hundred percent of Elon DPT students find employment after graduation.

News

DPT students and "Village" campers get active

For the last two weeks Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy first and third-year students worked with Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Education Paula DiBiasio to help local children get active. 

DPTE students present at the 2015 APTA NEXT Conference and Exposition

Third-year Elon DPT students presented their research at the 2015 APTA NEXT Conference and Exposition held in National Harbor, Maryland.

DPTE students & faculty present at 2015 American College of Sports Medicine Conference

Three second-year Elon DPT students and two faculty members recently presented research at the 2015 ACSM conference held in San Diego.

Elon DPT program & volunteer featured in news broadcast

An Alamance County elementary school student has volunteered over the past year to help students in Elon University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and WGHP Fox 8 recently shared how that young girl is making a difference of her own in the lives of others.

Srikant Vallabhajosula publishes articles in three journals

 

 

DPT Students Present at the 2015 Human Movement Science Research Symposium

Eleven second-year Elon DPT students presented their research work on April 17, 2015  in Chapel Hill.