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.


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.

Daryl Lawson is awarded Osborn Medical Grant

PA and DPT programs enroll Class of 2017

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


Daryl Lawson publishes article on the use of telemedicine

The article, which the associate professor of physical therapy education co-wrote with Nevada physical therapist Doug Herron, appeared on the website for Advance magazine and is also slated for print publication.

Department of Physical Therapy Education hosts   continuing education course for North Carolina physical therapists