Allen College

Allen College Opens Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Allen College is accepting admission applications for its first class into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

The four-year program utilizes a unique, blended model of online lectures along with hands-on lab sessions four days each month to equal 16 days each semester on the Allen College campus in Waterloo. Splitting time between online coursework and interactive lab work allows flexibility for family and financial needs and a more balanced lifestyle.

During the first semester, students will also spend 16 days learning at the world-renowned Saint Louis University Center for Anatomical Science and Education.

Graduates of the DPT program will be dedicated to helping people of all ages prevent the loss of or restore the ability to move and function throughout life. Treatment strategies include exercise, patient education and hands-on techniques to facilitate rehabilitation.

Maximum class size will be 24 students. Admission requirements, application materials and other details can be found here or by contacting

Prospective students may also participate in an informational webinars scheduled in February and March.

Accreditation Status

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Allen College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program will apply for candidacy on March 1, 2020. Submission does not assure the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure the program will be granted accreditation.