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Doctor of Physical Therapy

Welcome to our Doctor of Physical Therapy Program


Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the Doctor of Physical therapy Program at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine - Knoxville site (LMU-DCOM Knoxville). As you explore the site, you will find a thoughfully organized curriculum designated to integrate traditional didactic educational content with contemporary clinical experiences that emphasize the importance of evidence-based and patient-centered care. We continue to hire exceptional faculty who are not only experienced clinicians, but dedicated educators as well. Our program is unique in that it is housed on a campus with programs from the following health care professions: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant/Associate - Surgical, and Doctor of Occupational Therapy. We are committed to providing students with an interprofessional education that will prepare them to excel in a dynamic healthcare environment. We invite you to visit our campus, ask questions, and learn more about our program. We encourage you to consider pursuing your education at Lincoln Memorial University, and we look forward to helping you achieve your professional goals. Please do not hesitate to contact us at with any questions.


Dr. Harper-Hanigan

Upcoming Events

Virtual Open Houses

  • Monday, July 15th, 6:00-7:00pm EST
  • Monday, July 22nd, 3:30-4:30pm EST

In-person Open House

  • Check back for future updates!

Click here to register for our DPT Virtual Open Houses!



Physical Therapy (PT),
ranked by U.S. News and
World Report, as #3 in
"Best Health Care Jobs"
in 2023
icon-checklist.pngFull-time 36-month curriculum.
Didactic lecture, four
full clinical internships and
research training
(114 credit hour curriculum)

3+3 "accelerated" BS/DPT
pathway available.
No GRE required.


Median pay is $95,620
per year, $8,020 per month;
or $45.90 per hour.


Program Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: http;// If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Dr. Kellee Hanigan at 865-338-5680 or email

University Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Please contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404.679.4500, for questions about the accreditation of Lincoln Memorial University.