• Franklin Pierce University (NH)

    Program Information

    Contact Information
    Mary Palaima, PT, EdD, MBA
    Program Director
    Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
    Franklin Pierce University
    Jefferson Mill Building
    670 North Commercial Street, Suite 301
    Manchester, NH 03101
    (623) 518-2386
    dptprogram@franklinpierce.edu
    http://www.franklinpierce.edu/academics/gradstudies/programs_of_study/doctor_physical_therapy.htm
    General
    Deposit Required Yes
    Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants $500.00
    Additional Information about Deposit Non-refundable seat deposit.
    PT program start date for entering class 08/27/2018
    Institution's religious affiliation n/a
    Size of most recent entering class 55
    Anticipated size of next entering class 55
    % of IN-STATE applicants accepted 21%
    % of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted 79%
    Additional information about the class profile For equally qualified applicants the program gives preference to undergraduate students enrolled within the university.
    Social networking
    Facebook Page for PT Program http://www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceUniversity
    Program Description
    Franklin Pierce University offers its Doctor of Physical Therapy program at its Manchester, NH campus and at its Goodyear, AZ campus. Students require a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and completion of all prerequisite coursework prior to full acceptance into the program.

    The DPT program, which is based on current knowledge of practice, constantly exposes students to advances in the profession. A cornerstone of this curriculum is the concept of primary care as an evolving health care environment. Concepts that prepare students to function in this dynamic system are integrated within the curriculum and are reinforced throughout the course progression. Students develop skills in professionalism, compassion, time management, team dynamics, critical thinking, documentation, use of referral systems, service learning, interpersonal communication, effective written communication, and prevention of injuries, as well as promotion of health, wellness, and fitness. At the center of the curriculum are the missions of the University, the College, and the Program, and a focus on the patient as the source of information and the primary health decision-maker.

    Physical therapy students and faculty at Franklin Pierce University appreciate the partnership between the patient and the health care provider and serve as advocates for the patient. Graduates of this program are practitioners who are kind and compassionate, integrate mind, body, and spirit, make continuing contributions to the community, demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning, and are respected as highly competent professionals.