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Physical Therapy


Degrees Offered:

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Program at a Glance

Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy (t.D.P.T.) - Online

Program at a glance

Required Test for Admission:


No admission test required

Required Supplemental Application Materials for D.P.T.:

Please refer to the Physical Therapy program website for Application Instructions.

Application Deadline:

Early application deadline is September 15, 2014 to be considered for an early interview on November 14, 2014.

Regular admission deadline is December 1, 2014 to be considered for an interview on February 12 & 13, 2015.

All applications materials must be received by July 1 to begin the program in the following Fall semester. 

For t.D.P.T. Application Procedures, visit: Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy Online

Department Contact Information:

University of South Dakota
Physical Therapy Department
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-677-5000
Phone 2: 605-677-3938
Fax: 605-677-6745

Program website


DPT Program Director:

Dr. Lana Svien (

t-DPT Program Director:

Patti Berg-Poppe (


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For additional information about the Physical Therapy programs offered at the University of South Dakota, Request More Information or contact the Graduate School at or 1-800-233-7937.