Academic Programs

Graduate Programs

Entry to Profession Doctor of Physical Therapy (eDPT). The entry to profession DPT Program is designed for the person with an undergraduate degree in a field other than physical therapy. The program entails three years of full-time study and prepares the student for licensure as a physical therapist. This is an entry-level program. If you have questions about the eDPT program, please contact the admissions office at dptadmissions@unc.edu (preferred method) or call 919.966.4708.

Transitional Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy (tDPT).
The tDPT program is designed for licensed physical therapists who are seeking additional knowledge and skills and the doctoral degree. The program is delivered entirely via distance learning and web-based instruction. Mentored clinical educational experiences may be arranged based on student goals. This is not an entry-level program.  If you have questions about the tDPT program, please contact the admissions office at tdptadmissions@unc.edu (preferred method) or call 919.966.4708.

Human Movement Science (HMSC Program, PhD). The curriculum in Human Movement Science is designed to provide students with the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies in areas that will increase our knowledge of human movement performance. The program focuses on contributing to the scientific basis of human movement, developing theory and methods for maintaining health, preventing disability, and improving movement ability. Focusing on normal movement and movement disability requires a unique perspective in research and education that draws upon several interrelated sciences.