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Physical Therapy (combined BS/DPT)

Combined BS Health Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Science leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Dr. Leard and physical therapy student degree is the undergraduate pathway for ultimate entry into the DPT program at the University of Hartford.  The Health Science program is a Bachelor of Science curriculum that may be pursued on a full-time basis and may be accelerated to a 3-year completion if desired. The program of study is designed to prepare students for professional or graduate study in Physical Therapy.  Individuals may enter the program as freshmen or as transfer students on a space available basis in the applicable cohort.

Our goal is to graduate competent, ethical and autonomous physical therapists that value practice, research, and life long learning. Our program provides a solid educational basis that will allow our graduates to excel, whether they choose career pathways in clinical practice, education, or research.Our faculty is made up of expert clinicians with doctoral degrees who are committed to advancing the profession of physical therapy and mentoring those who will become the new professionals of tomorrow.

Accreditation The University of Hartford, including the Health Sciences program within the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, is accredited by the Board of Higher Education of the State of Connecticut and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Hartford is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, tel: 703.706.3245; email:; website:

Visit our faculty-staffed University Physical Therapy Clinic.

PTSA Supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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The Physical Therapy Student Association (PTSA) raised $1,000 this fall for the Connecticut affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an international organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.  more