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

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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. 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

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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

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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

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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.

Meet Alumnus Daniel Frey, ‘08

"The University of New England D.P.T. program definitely prepared me to bring my running passion to my PT practice.” — Daniel Frey, D.P.T. ’08; Co-Owner of Finish Strong Physical Therapy in Portland, Maine

Read D.P.T. Testimonials

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

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Best Colleges: National
Source
U.S. News & World Report
Year
2022
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Best Colleges
Source
Princeton Review
Year
2022
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Best Colleges
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Money
Year
2021

PT at UNE By The Numbers

 

94.5%

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

(2020-2021)

100%

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

(2020-2021)

95.2%

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

(2020-2021)

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

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

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UNE, Maine Adaptive host sled hockey demonstration
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Associate Provost Mike Sheldon leads webinar on physical therapy education
Students in makerspace with goal-training device
Three UNE-led startups vie for top spot on ‘Greenlight Maine’ Collegiate Challenge

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