For the third year in a row, 100% of Dominican College physical therapy graduates have passed the board exam within one year of graduation. In addition to this achievement, the Class of 2020 Doctor of Physical Therapy students also had a 100% graduation rate.
Emil Euaparadorn, PT, DSc, Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, attributes this success to a number of factors, starting with a revamped admissions process, “Besides looking at intellectual ability, we look at emotional intelligence. We are looking for really mature students who will study – but more importantly – when they struggle, they will seek advice and listen to the advice of faculty.”
Euaparadorn said that other improvements to the program included changes in curriculum, an increase in comprehensive, hands-on tests, and more intensive board preparation. He says the clinical instructors have given amazing feedback on the quality of Dominican College students, and many students are offered jobs prior to graduation.
Board exams are formally known as the National Physical Therapy Examination and are required to become a licensed physical therapist.