The University of Dayton's Department of Physical Therapy (DPT) offers a doctoral program that will prepare you to be a knowledgeable, service-oriented, self-assured, adaptable, reflective practitioner.

Our faculty and graduates contribute to society and the physical therapy profession through practice, teaching, administration and research. The need for highly trained physical therapists continues to rise, and the DPT program will put you at the front of the curve.


Submissions from 2007


High Dietary Fat Intake is not Associated with High Levels of Circulating Lipoproteins or Total Cholesterol, C. Jayne Brahler, C. Wilson, and Janine Baer


The Effects of a Home Pilates Program on Muscle Performance and Posture in Healthy Females, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Niccia M. Hanahan, Mindy L. Mescher, Darnel E. Clapp, Nancy R. Addison, and Courtney R. Weston

Submissions from 2004

Neuromuscular Diseases, Kurt Jackson and Janet A. Mulcare

Submissions from 2003

Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise, Janet A. Mulcare and Kurt Jackson

Submissions from 1994


The Use of Functional Reach as a Measurement of Balance in Boys and Girls Without Disabilities Ages 5 to 15 Years, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Dale Turner, and Ted Worrell