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The doctor of physical therapy program at Des Moines University offers a distinctive curriculum focused on patient-centered care. Classroom and clinical instruction emphasize problem solving and critical thinking while preparing you to become a lifelong learner. Extensive clinical instruction will enhance your education and prepare you to practice in a variety of health care environments.

At DMU, we are committed to training professionals who are not only highly competent but who are extremely compassionate to the needs of their patients. The combination of our expert faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and onsite clinic make DMU a powerful place to learn.

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Interested in learning more? Please contact the doctor of physical therapy admission office at 800-240-2767, ext 1499, or e-mail PTadmit@dmu.edu.

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DMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Des Moines University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.

Learn more about accreditation at DMU