Physical therapy becomes D.P.T. program

Upon the recommendation of the president and faculty, and with Board of Trustee approval, the university established a doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) program Aug. 17. Students who enter the physical therapy program this fall will be eligible for the D.P.T. degree.

The D.P.T. is rapidly becoming the standard for the strongest physical therapy programs across the nation, according to Kathie Hummel-Berry, director of the university’s physical therapy program.

Puget Sound’s physical therapy program has been accredited under the standards established for the D.P.T. by the American Physical Therapy Association since May 2000.

The physical therapy program at Puget Sound was established in 1975 and has been accredited since its founding. The program began offering the master of physical therapy degree (M.P.T.) in 1987.