Become a leader in the expansive field of PT
In UNE’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program you’ll join a welcoming community of passionate students, faculty, and staff who excel in the physical therapy profession across the globe. We work hard to make your education a transformative experience through community involvement, international opportunities, supportive relationships, and preparation for an ever-changing workplace. Be a part of our innovative PT degree program in beautiful Maine.
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What Makes the UNE D.P.T. Special
Become Workforce Ready
From standout elective courses to field learning across Maine, UNE's D.P.T. degree prepares students to be effective leaders in the physical therapy profession. For the past three years, our students have scored an average of 95% on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) — higher than the national average.
Join a Strong Community
The UNE physical therapy program has a welcoming culture. Our students form lasting bonds with one another and with faculty and professional staff — bonds that last beyond campus and graduation. Many of the D.P.T. faculty and professional staff are invested in the physical therapy profession at state and national levels, and proudly share their expertise with students.
Learn Through Experiences
As a D.P.T. student, you have access to top-notch clinical experiences. You'll also have service learning opportunities, such as the Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program — a program available for physical therapy students in Maine only through UNE.
Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program have unique opportunities to travel and work hands-on in communities across the globe. From interdisciplinary experience on UNE's Morocco campus, to service learning in Ghana, to programs in Iceland, India, Greece, and other locations there are many options for you to expand your skills and make lasting global connections.
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The UNE Portland Campus for the Health Sciences
For decades, UNE’s Portland Campus has been home to many of the University’s health professions programs including PA, PT, OT, pharmacy, nursing, dental medicine, and more. In 2025, UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine will move from the Biddeford Campus into the new Harold and Bibby Alfond Center for Health Sciences in Portland. By bringing our health professions programs together into one interprofessional learning community, we will establish UNE’s Portland Campus for the Health Sciences as the center of health care education in Northern New England.
Maine’s Leading University for the Health Professions and Sciences
Quality Academics, Respected Degrees
UNE is proud of the recognition we've received, which echoes the success of our D.P.T. students. See details about our Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program
Live and study in Portland, Maine
Students of the UNE Physical Therapy degree program study on our Portland, Maine campus, a classic New England quad with brick buildings and tall trees that's about 100 miles from downtown Boston. Portland, named “America’s Most Livable City” by Forbes and “Foodiest Small Town in America” by Bon Appetit, is the city on every list. A rustic port hosts a cool cultural scene — with outdoor adventure all around. UNE’s campus is just 10 minutes from downtown. Take a Virtual Tour