In 2008, Franklin Pierce University’s Goodyear, Arizona campus became the first private postsecondary education institution in the city. The campus is located in a fast-growing suburb and is only half an hour away from internship and career opportunities in Phoenix. Currently the only program offered at our Goodyear location is our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.
Goodyear’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program 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!