What is a DPT-MPH degree?
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree is a professional doctorate in physical therapy. The DPT-MPH is a dual degree consisting of both the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees. Physical therapy practice has traditionally been seen as rehabilitation or tertiary prevention. In the evolving healthcare environment, physical therapy practice is expanding into primary and secondary prevention activities. As physical therapists’ roles and responsibilities have increased, so have their educational needs and desires. The combined DPT-MPH degree will enable future physical therapists to become leaders in health care policy and impact healthcare and public health in innovative ways.
About the DPT-MPH
Emory University is excited to offer one of the few DPT-MPH dual degree programs in the country. Through a unique collaboration between the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Rollins School of Public Health, students earn the dual degrees in four years rather than the usual five years if the degrees are earned separately. Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)/ Master of Public Health (MPH) program will learn to be strong leaders in preventative health care, as well as effective therapists following a public health crisis.