pierce @ Goodyear, Az
In 2008, Franklin Pierce University’s Goodyear, Arizona Academic Center became the first private postsecondary education institution in the city. The center is located in a fast-growing suburb and is only half an hour away from internship and career opportunities in Phoenix. The University currently offers a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs at Goodyear.
Goodyear’s graduate allied health programs attracts students from across the country. Our facility features two classrooms, two labs, and an off-campus anatomy lab.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree
For the past five years, students in Franklin Pierce’s DPT program at Goodyear have had a 100% pass rate in the National Physical Therapy Licensure Exam. This program takes two-and-a-half-years to complete, which includes full-time clinical work for 38 weeks. Students complete their clinicals in Goodyear or in surrounding towns and cities, such as Phoenix. Students in the program have a 100% employment rate within 6 months of earning their license. This program is CAPTE-accredited, which is required for taking the licensing exam.
Students also have the opportunity to engage in a part-time work-study. In addition to the work-study, there are also graduate research positions available throughout the year for second-year students. These opportunities ensure that students have a source of income while completing their degree. After graduation, students go on to work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing and assisted living homes, private homes, and sports and wellness facilities. You can learn more on our Doctor of Physical Therapy program page!
Master of physician assistant studies Degree
Our Arizona-based, hybrid 24-month program offers a technology-rich environment where students will be engaged in the virtual classroom by expert instructors and receive in-person clinical training experiences at one of our Arizona or Texas hubs, or one of our other clinical sites across the country. Students develop hands-on, practical skills during scheduled immersion weeks at the Goodyear, Arizona center. In addition to online instruction, in-person clinical experience is a vital component to the program. Full-time courses are designed for program completion in 24 months. Franklin Pierce Hybrid PA students have the benefit of completing the program in 24 months without having to relocate during the preclinical year. The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Franklin Pierce University Master of Physician Assistant Studies Hybrid program. You can learn more on our AZ Master of Physician Assistant Studies program page!