Students in the DPT-Phoenix program enjoy state-of-the-art learning facilities in Block 23 at CityScape, located in the heart of downtown.
Tufts DPT-Phoenix facilities boast two spacious classrooms, a student lounge, a quiet study space, two offices, and a conference room—in addition to beautiful views of Phoenix from their top-floor location.
The eight onsite clinical skills labs occur in the two classrooms that have been designed with students’ needs in mind. They include:
- Cutting edge audio and visual equipment to help facilitate learning within each classroom and between them—monitors and speakers link the two spaces to aid in collaboration
- Recording equipment is set up to capture all classroom demonstrations and is accessible for review at students’ convenience
- Hi-lo physical therapy tables for hands-on training, motion tracking and analysis equipment, Xsens inertial measurement unit (IMU), to capture 3D imaging of bodies in motion, and force plates to help students better understand joint loading
- Other physical therapy equipment such as weights, bands, and exercise balls to mirror traditional clinical environments
Students also have access to the space 24 hours—even on days when the skills labs are not taking place. Students in the area are invited to use the building when needed, whether it be to utilize the Wi-Fi for completing coursework, meet with other students to collaborate in group projects, host student events, or for a quiet place to study.
The downtown location means a quick 10-minute ride from the airport and having entertainment easily within a short walk like the stadium of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the arena of the Phoenix Suns.
Life Sciences Hub
As part of an initiative to grow Phoenix as a life sciences hub, the Phoenix Bioscience Core aims to bring more bioresearch and education to the downtown area. The 30-acre urban space is home to all three of Arizona’s public research universities, a high concentration of research scientists, leading bioscience industry innovators, and several of Phoenix’s major health care systems, including Banner Health, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Dignity Health, and Valleywise Health.
The Tufts University DPT Phoenix program is located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. As an institution that benefits from the ownership of land once inhabited and cared for by Indigenous communities, Tufts has a responsibility to recognize this history and engage with the descendants and nations who represent the original peoples of what is now Phoenix, Arizona. We acknowledge the sovereignty of these nations and seek to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons.