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 international opportunities, 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

PT lab exercise at UNE physical therapy school in Maine.

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. 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

DPT program students share projects in the UNE physical therapy degree program in Maine.

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

Experiential learning within the UNE physical therapy degree program in Maine.

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 health professions student on service learning trip to Ghana.

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.

Bethanny Araujo
Earning my D.P.T. at UNE has been an incredibly rewarding experience thanks in part to the relationships I formed inside and outside of the classroom.
Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

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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PT at UNE By The Numbers



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



Percentage of UNE D.P.T. graduates surveyed who were employed within one year of graduation



Percentage of enrolled students who graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy 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 >

Portland harbor near the UNE health professions campus in Portland, Maine.


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Dental hygiene students providing no-cost dental care to older adults
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