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 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. Be a part of our innovative physical therapy 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 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 — 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 expertise right here in our classrooms.

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.

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.

Quality Academics, Respected PT 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 here.

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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 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 >



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