Is employment permitted while enrolled?
No. Working while enrolled in the DPT Program is not permitted due to the intense and time-consuming demands of clinical and class work.
What are the significant impacts on other life experiences while in DPT school?
Because the pressures and demands are very different from other college experiences, an extremely high level of commitment is necessary for success. Students must give careful consideration to activities that may interfere with the time needed for successful completion of assignments and degree requirements, as well as the time needed for study groups and other program-related activities. Students need to identify the inherent risks in activities such as: enrollment in other formal or informal courses or programs, participation on athletic teams and other campus organizations, commitments to family and friends for social events such as weddings, reunions, etc., and other major personal life changes.
Can the DPT Degree Program be completed on a part-time basis?
No. The curriculum is designed for completion on a full-time basis as each semester builds on the courses of the previous semester. As a professional degree program preparing individuals for practice, there are extensive out-of-classroom and clinical coursework assignments.