Toward a Future in
Physical Therapy
Toward a Future in
Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation Sciences

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Be a part of a professional doctoral program that focuses on the development of clinical experts in the field of physical therapy. You'll graduate with advanced knowledge and skills for analyzing, developing, and implementing practical solutions that improve both your delivery of top-notch care and your results.

Applications are OPEN for Anticipated Program Start in Summer 2021

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program is a developing program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Natural & Health Sciences. In our eight semester interprofessional program, students will work hand-in-hand with other health professions in the classroom, the clinic and the community. Moravian's DPT will grant an entry-level professional DPT degree and allow graduates to apply for licensure to practice as physical therapists in diverse health care and educational environments.


Mission & Values

Based on a liberal arts foundation, the Moravian College Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will develop competent, ethical physical therapists providing client-centered, interprofessional care.  Students and graduates will be reflective and inquisitive lifelong learners and educators. Faculty in the program will be interprofessional leaders with innovative teaching, research, and service. The program and its graduates will positively influence the health and quality of life of diverse populations and the profession through community outreach and advocacy.

Let's Talk

Dr. Mary Anne Riopel, PT, DPT, PhD
Program Director /
Associate Professor

For inquires contact:
Brian Martin
Student Experience Mentor


Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. The contact information for CAPTE is as follows:

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
Phone: 703-706-3245

Moravian College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program has submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.