Stephanie Feltis DPT'08

Innovative Academics

Elon's DPT program is built on science and research, with compassion and respect for patients emphasized throughout the three-year experience.

Key features include an innovative modular curriculum, world class facilities, accessible faculty, partnerships with the surrounding medical community and a focus on international and domestic service.

Stephen Folger and Srikant Vallabhajosula, DPT faculty

Expert Mentors

One hundred percent of Elon’s 14 full-time DPT faculty members hold doctoral degrees. DPT students work side-by-side with their professors and partner with them on research.

DPT faculty discuss their work with Elon's BrainCARE initiative, an ongoing program investigating the impact of concussions.

DPT course descriptions

Successful Alumni

Tatum Robinson, a physical therapy graduate, and Lisa Ciaravella, an Elon alumna, opened Phoenix Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in 2006.

"We specialize in orthopedics, but we work to fit the needs of our community; we see everyone from quadriplegic patients to high school athletes," Tatum says.

Job Outlook and Resources

A Respected Reputation

One hundred percent of Elon's DPT graduates find jobs after graduation.

The job market for physical therapists continues to expand. Alumni work in private practice, outpatient rehabilitation centers, schools, hospitals, home health care services and nursing care facilities.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Elon’s three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program emphasizes a patient-centered approach to the profession. The program, which begins in January, immerses students in science and research while teaching them the value of respect and communication. Forty-eight weeks of hands-on clinical practicums reinforce the solid academics taught in the classroom. One hundred percent of Elon DPT students find employment after graduation.


FOX8 profiles Elon Anatomical Gift Program

The High Point, N.C. FOX affiliate produced an extended segment on the program, launched in 2017, for its Buckley Report.

New edition of Johansson and Chinworth textbook to be released on Feb. 7

The second edition of "Mobility in Context: Principles of Patient Care Skills," authored by Charity Johansson and Susan Chinworth and published by F. A. Davis Company, instructs students in patient mobility skills that are based on current clinical evidence and practiced within the context of patient-centered care.

Elon BrainCARE Symposium - April 5

New reporting on innovative programs in mental health for student-athletes in Lakeside Hall from 6 to 9 p.m.

Students, instructor honored by Department of Physical Therapy Education with awards at Commencement

The following awards were presented at the Department of Physical Therapy Education commencement ceremony: Overall Outstanding Student – Alys Cook, Outstanding Research – Carleigh High, Outstanding Service - Tess Brackett, Outstanding Clinical Performance – Garrett Hoanin, Outstanding Clinical Instructor – Ben Fisher

News & Record article highlights anatomical gift program at Elon

The Jan. 2 article provided an overview that the innovative program is having on the education of students in the School of Health Sciences. 

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant programs enroll Class of 2020

Elon’s School of Health Sciences welcomed two new classes of graduate students to the university community this week.