Hybrid, Accelerated, Connected
Clinical Education rotations
(31 total weeks)
Independent learning activities
Students can expect to dedicate 42-54 hours/week to coursework. Coursework includes face-to-face live class sessions (synchronous) and independent learning activities students complete on their own time (asynchronous). This unique evidence-based curriculum is based on high-quality, engaging coursework developed by Hanover College DPT faculty, with threads of service, innovation, interprofessional education, and telehealth, woven throughout to prepare students for the future of physical therapy practice.
In Person ~20%
During year one, students will attend eight (8) in-person lab immersions at Hanover College and/or the Refinery Event Center located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. A unique feature available to students on Hanover’s campus is our state-of-the-art anatomy laboratory in the Hanover College Science Center. Through a multi-modal approach for hands-on, active learning, students will experience full body dissection, spaces for review of prosected body parts, and other areas for student engagement via human cadavers, technology via 3D printed models, clay models, and media enhanced virtual anatomy.
Clinical Education ~30%
During year two, students will participate in three (3) Clinical Education rotations (31 total weeks). Our academic faculty values the essential partnerships with clinical educational faculty in creating quality clinical education experiences. Integrated clinical education experiences during our lab immersions are concurrent with didactic course work. Clinical internships, in a variety of practice settings with exposure to patients across the lifespan, follow the completion of the didactic coursework and occur during the fourth through the sixth semesters of the program.
Hanover DPT Anatomy Experience
A unique feature of the Hanover DPT program is the opportunity to practice in a state-of-the-art, newly expanded anatomy laboratory in the Hanover College Science Center. Recent renovations include facilities for full body dissection, spaces for review of prosected body parts, and areas for student engagement. A multi-modal approach for hands-on, active learning includes human cadavers, technology via 3D printed models, clay models, and media enhanced virtual anatomy. Video monitors are mounted throughout the lab for a good vantage point from any location. Synchronous and asynchronous instruction complement the anatomy lab experience in the first two semesters in the DPT program.
Plan Of Study
Join a program dedicated to developing health care professionals through academic excellence, innovative technologies, a quest for life-long inquiry, and meaningful service to improve the health of society. You can view individual courses and descriptions from the right side menu, or download the Plan of Study for the Hanover DPT program.
Hanover DPT Sample Plan of Study
Preparation For Professional Licensure
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following:
CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org.
National Council Of StateAuthorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
Hanover College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education.