The ECU Department of Physical Therapy offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The DPT is a three-year, 106 semester hour program that includes 32 weeks of clinical education.
The program has a long history of a strong commitment to entry-level PT education, research, scholarship and service to the institution, community and profession.
Graduates are recognized for their advanced preparation and professional abilities in musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary and integumentary systems.
The faculty are accomplished academic professionals and distinguished in their respective disciplines. All faculty have advanced degree training with doctoral degrees in fields important to Physical Therapy. They represent specialty certifications and professional concentrations in the PT disciplines of pediatrics, neurology, electrotherapy and diagnosis, prosthetics, sports medicine, orthopedics, and geriatrics.
As one of the founding health professions at East Carolina University, the faculty have served the institution as leaders in the development and advancement of multiple Allied Health professional programs.