School of Health Sciences
The Trine University Exercise Science major is designed to give you the knowledge and experiences you need to become an effective role model and leader of a wellness lifestyle.
Pre-physical therapy track
Trine University’s pre-physical therapy track enables students in any major to prepare for the application requirements of U.S. physical therapy programs.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Trine University will provide students with the skills and expertise needed for a rewarding career as a professional physical therapist. As a member of the Life Sciences Consortium of Northeast Indiana*, Trine University is able to provide its students with an unparalleled combination of highly qualified faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and vital, real-world clinical education experiences.
* The Life Science Education and Research Consortium of Northeast Indiana is a regional initiative to align and leverage education, applied research, business incubation and economic development resources focusing on life sciences and health care. Consortium members include Trine University, Parkview Hospital, Huntington University, Ivy Tech Community College, and Fort Wayne Community Schools. The Consortium is committed to generating a world-class center with a focus on rehabilitation, senior care and behavioral health.
Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; firstname.lastname@example.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Trine University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program will submit 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 professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional 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.