The three-year entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is offered jointly with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Our 36-month program begins in June and includes 34 weeks of full-time clinical experiences. The DPT program is designed to prepare scholarly clinicians, educators, collaborative clinical researchers, administrative managers and community leaders. The program accepts 50 students each year.
The curriculum is built on a strong theoretical foundation in basic, medical and applied sciences. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills are developed within an integrated program that prepares students to work collaboratively with patients across the lifespan to improve health and wellness, address disability challenges and optimize function.
The University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University are both accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Joint Doctor of Physical Therapy Program between UCSF and SF State is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).