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.

News

Elon joins the North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity

The university is among 20 schools and state health agencies taking part in a program meant to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the North Carolina healthcare workforce.

5K road race supports Elon DPT community outreach

The inaugural “Run for H.O.P.E. 5K Run/Walk/Roll” on April 18 benefits the Health Outreach Program of Elon, a clinic operated by Elon’s Department of Physical Therapy Education to provide pro bono treatment to those who lack insurance or whose coverage has been exhausted.

School of Health Sciences hosts NC Standardized Patient Training Day

Daryl Lawson presents at Cone Health’s AHEC conference

The professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education presented on a retrospective study involving the use of Nitroglycerin patches.

Physical Therapy faculty, students and alumni present research at national conference

Sixteen Elon physical therapy research posters were recently presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.

Physical therapy alumni recognized

Six alumni were recently recognized as board certified clinical specialists at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting.