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We invite you to learn more about the DPT program, prerequisites and assistantship information. Join us to tour the DPT labs, the Patient Simulation Center and Gannon's campus. You will have the opportunity to meet with our experienced DPT faculty and students to learn about our curriculum which prepares you to be a "hands-on" clinician. Guests are welcome to attend the Open House. Register online or call 814-871-7474 to register by phone.
Gannon's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program prides itself on its high degree of versatility. The Program accepts both Gannon and non-Gannon applicants with a variety of undergraduate degrees.
The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to facilitate holistic patient/client-centered management for body functions, activity and participation related to movement, function, and health. We prepare our graduates to be knowledgeable, service-oriented, collaborative and reflective practitioners.
Our graduates render evidence-based, independent judgments concerning patient/client needs by virtue of critical thinking, commitment to lifelong learning and ethical values. They possess the intellect, psychomotor proficiency and core values to meet the current and future needs of the profession and the healthcare system.
Physical therapists are integral members of the healthcare team who are recognized and respected for their education, experience and expertise in movement, function and health. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Gannon University is guided by the following tenets: