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 and PA programs enroll Class of 2018

Elon’s School of Health Sciences welcomed two new classes of graduate students to the university community this week. 

DPT Commencement celebrates future healers

Fifty-three graduate students received their Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees Sunday in a ceremony that recognized School of Health Sciences Dean Elizabeth Rogers, whose retirement in May will come 20 years after she arrived at Elon to help create the physical therapy program.

First-year DPT students present their research 

Sixteen groups presented their research work in the form of posters at the Francis Center.

 

DPT student explores integumentary and wound care education in PT programs

First-year student Matthew Hale is looking at how different PT programs around the country instruct integumentary and wound care content.

Seven faculty members named Leadership Scholars

Seven professors and instructors from across campus have been selected 2015-16 Leadership Faculty Scholars. 

DPT students, faculty publish research

The paper looks to determine if using Kinesio Taping® as a therapeutic intervention decreases plantar pain and improve functional outcomes in individuals with plantar fasciitis.