The doctorate program is a professional educational program leading to a clinical doctorate (Doctor of Physical Therapy or DPT) as the entry-level degree for professional practice. The program is three years in length, including eight to 10 weeks of full-time clinical work in each of the summers between the first and second years.
3+3 Physical Therapy Program Option
This program offers qualified University undergraduates the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in physical therapy in six years. The ability to take advantage of the 3+3 option (three years of undergraduate course work and three years of graduate course work) is available only to students who choose undergraduate majors in exercise science, psychology or biology.
Chui Named as Department Chair of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science
April 16, 2014
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University recently named Kevin Chui chair of the department of physical therapy and human movement science. In this role, Chui will provide leadership for the athletic training and exercise science programs in addition to serving as the director of the physical therapy program and director of clinical practice for Sacred Heart University Physical Therapy Specialists. He will also be responsible for the strategic planning of the program, faculty mentorship, creating and implementing a budget for the program, accreditation, admissions to the program and more.
Professor Yvette Blanchard Receives Fulbright Award
June 19, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Talk to the faculty at any university and you will hear what an awesome responsibility it is to shape young minds. There are only a handful, however, who can claim to shape some of the youngest minds on the planet. Professor Yvette Blanchard – Sacred Heart University’s most recent Fulbright Specialist recipient – can make those claims. Specializing in neurobehavioural assessment, Blanchard, who teaches in the physical therapy program at SHU, is quite literally a mind reader – working with premature and high-risk infants.
SHU Launches Life and Sport Analysis Clinic
May 1, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University officially launched its Life and Sport Analysis Clinic (LSAC) earlier this semester. Based at the Oakview building in Trumbull, the clinic was founded in 2009 in a condensed form, but now it is running at capacity with a dedicated, full-time staff. “The idea was born a few years ago when a couple of the faculty on campus noticed that there was a missing link within the health care system,” says Brendan Rickert, clinical exercise scientist at LSAC.