Educating well-rounded leaders in the expansive field of Physical Therapy.

At UNE’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, you’ll join a welcoming community of passionate students, faculty, and professional staff who excel in the physical therapy profession across the globe. We work hard to ensure that your education will be a genuinely transformative experience: through study-abroad, supportive relationships, meaningful community involvement, and preparation for an ever-changing workplace. 

The UNE D.P.T. Program empowers you to become an active, compassionate, and effective Physical Therapist – an individual who brings forth positive change and facilitates the health and wellness of communities near and far.

Sign up to attend a D.P.T. virtual open house on Saturday, October 24. Learn more about our program, join current students for a Q&A session, and spend time chatting with faculty. Details on how to join the open house will be sent the week of the event.


What Makes the UNE D.P.T. Special?

Become workforce ready


From standout elective courses to field learning across Maine, UNE D.P.T. students are prepared to be effective leaders in the physical therapy profession. Our students score an average of 98.2% on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) — seven points higher than the national average.

Join a strong community


Because UNE is a genuine, welcoming place, our D.P.T. students form lasting bonds with one another as well as with faculty and staff members — bonds that resonate beyond campus and graduation. Many of the D.P.T. faculty and professional staff are invested in the physical therapy profession on the state and national levels and proudly share their keen expertise right here in our classrooms.

Learn through experiences


As a D.P.T. student, you have access to top-notch clinical experiences. Beyond that, you have opportunities to engage in service learning, in particular the Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, of which UNE is the only program in Maine to offer.

Global opportunities


UNE D.P.T. students have many unique opportunities to travel and work hands-on in communities across the globe. From interdisciplinary experience on our own Morocco campus, to service learning in Ghana, to new programs in Iceland, India, and Greece, there are a variety of options for you to expand your breadth of skills and make lasting global connections.

Physical Therapy by the numers


Percentage of graduates who passed the national licensing examination on their first attempt



Percentage of UNE DPT graduates surveyed who were employed within one year of graduation




Percentage of enrolled students who graduated from the DPT program


Live and study in Portland, Maine

UNE D.P.T. students study on our Portland, Maine campus, a classic New England quad with brick buildings and tall trees. 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 >



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