Doctor of Physical Therapy

Work your passion: Become a DPT

Studying physical therapy at Indiana University Indianapolis is a great choice. As a student, you will start making a real difference in the lives of people during your first year through community-focused programs, benefiting underserved people in the community while you learn. 

You will participate in a 36-month, on-campus program, taking advantage of a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical partnerships  both locally and nationally  to facilitate and develop clinical skills.

At IU Indianapolis, you are in the heart of our state's leading health-care systems and hospitals, so clinical experiences are available to you on campus and nearby. This is the place for medical research breakthroughs, with partnerships including the IU School of Medicine and four hospitals on our campus. Our facilities are brand new and we encourage you to come by for a visit or tour.

Once you graduate, backed with an Indiana University degree, you will enter the profession as a physical therapy practitioner prepared to:

  • Communicate verbally and in writing with patient/clients and their caregivers, colleagues, legislators, third-party payers, and other constituents
  • Demonstrate decision-making skills including clinical reasoning, clinical judgment, and reflective practice
  • Screen patients/clients to determine the need for further examination or consultation by a PT or referral to another health care professional
  • Establish a collaborative physical therapy plan of care that is safe, effective, patient/client-centered, and evidence-based

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Meet our DPT students

This cohort of Doctor of Physical Therapy students will graduate in May 2025. We invite you to take a look into the admissions' profile of our students.

313Total Applicants


  • 29 females, 14 males
  • Age mean: 24
  • Age range between 21 and 34
  • 38 in-state, 5 out-of-state students

  • 41 White
  • 1 Asian

  • 3.26–3.99 Cumulative Range
  • 3.79 Cumulative Average
  • 3.21–4.0 Prerequisite Range
  • 3.68 Prerequisite Average

99.1%3-year average pass rate on the PT Board Exam

14 to 1lab ratio

99%job placement 6-month post graduation

Allison Eavey

My favorite thing about the IU PT program is you are able to get involved in whatever you choose, whether that's research, IU SOC [student outreach clinic], or a leadership position at the state level. The faculty really support you and allow you to grow into a young professional during your three years here.

Allison Eavey, Class of 2024