The top-ranked USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy offers its Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in an innovative, hybrid format.1 As a student in the hybrid DPT program, you will attend classes and access coursework using our online campus and classrooms, visit USC’s campus for regular in-person immersion experiences and complete clinical experiences in your community or nationwide.

The hybrid DPT program features the same renowned faculty and intensive three-year curriculum. Admissions requirements are the same as for the residential DPT program, and graduates from both programs earn and receive the same diploma. Graduates from the hybrid program will be fully immersed in the USC experience and Trojan Family, ready to excel as evidence-based, compassionate physical therapists and leaders in the physical therapy profession.

The Division’s educational mission is to challenge each student to meet their highest potential as a physical therapist and to instill habits of lifelong learning and a commitment to excellence as practitioners.

Why Hybrid?

Through the hybrid program, USC is continuing our mission to enhance the field — and define the future — of physical therapy education. DPT@USC provides aspiring practitioners across the nation the opportunity to earn their DPT from the number one ranked USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, without having to relocate to Los Angeles.    

By combining the accessibility of online learning with in-person, hands-on immersion experiences at USC and clinical experiences in your community, the hybrid DPT program enables you to learn in a student-centered, intimate and innovative atmosphere while keeping you close to your current community.

The online learning component of the program is highly collaborative and engaging. You will build strong relationships with your peers and faculty through extensive face-to-face sessions in your online classes and have the opportunity to reinforce these professional bonds on campus during immersion experiences.

To learn more about DPT@USC, request information and an admissions counselor will contact you.

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