Recently Admitted DPT-Phoenix Students
Welcome to Tufts!
We are excited to have you join us! One of the greatest joys in our lives is growing students into professional physical therapists and of course, this journey is not possible without you. Let’s help you get started on the journey. Admitted students can find information below that will help to prepare them for their first semester. In addition, our team is always here to help address any questions or concerns. We are glad to have you with us!
For New DPT Students: Students will receive notifications to log into their application portal in order to complete needed materials to prepare for orientation in June. Students will receive instructions to access their Tufts UTLN and email in mid-May, at which time they will be enrolled in a Canvas Course called, Tufts DPT-Phoenix Student Hub. The Tufts DPT-Phoenix Student Hub course is where students will find information about the program, including community support services and resources.
Register for Orientation
Orientation for the Tufts DPT Class of 2024 will be held virtually on June 1–3, 2022 from 8am–5pm Arizona Standard Time. Registration for this event will occur in the online application portal.
Disability Support Services
If you have documented learning or physical disabilities and will need accommodations for your classes, you will need to submit the Request for Disability Support Services to the Associate Dean of Student Services, Public Health and Professional Degree Programs.
Tufts University is committed to taking steps to ensuring and improving physical and technological access on campus. If you would like to report a physical or technological barrier that restricts any your access to campus facilities at any Tufts campus, please use this form provided by the Student Accessibility Services Office: Report a Physical or Online Barrier.
Paying Your Bill
Tufts University issues all bills through our online system, eBill. You will be contacted via email by the Health Sciences Bursar’s Office once your eBill account has been activated and your bill has been posted. Tuition bills are likely to be posted by mid-May.
In order to access and reconcile your bill, you will need to have activated your Tufts credentials and have access to your Tufts email and UTLN. Instructions for activating your Tufts credentials can be found in your application portal in mid-May.
Campus Life & Student Services
Successful completion of the DPT Phoenix program does not require relocation to the Phoenix area.
During our clinical skills lab immersion, students are responsible for locating and securing housing for themselves. Commonly, the Tufts DPT students work together to share housing during these experiences. As an option to help students, our Tufts DPT-Phoenix team is also working to secure hotel discounts near campus for students during the clinical skill lab immersions—stay tuned!
Campus Police & Public Safety
A valid access card must be swiped to enter the space at Block 23 CityScape in downtown Phoenix (101 E. Washington Street) and this procedure will work at any hour. All students, faculty, and staff must adhere to university policies regarding safety and security, including HIPAA, FERPA, Universal Precautions, and the use of name badges while on-site. Students should contact the security desk at Block 23 CityScape with any immediate concerns regarding safety or security or the local police department (dial 911) with any immediate or emergency concerns. The building is equipped with CCTV in common areas, elevators, and all parking levels within the garage. This system is monitored 24/7.
Phoenix PD has a substation nearby, which provides visible police presence throughout the day and night. In addition to the nearby Phoenix PD substation, the police department deploys additional dedicated resources to the downtown area. The Downtown Operations Unit resources are deployed during peak activity periods to supplement general patrol officers from the Central City Precinct.
Downtown Phoenix Inc. provides roaming ambassadors to help with security as well as provide information on where to go while in downtown Phoenix.
Safety Escort Service
A dedicated Security Officer is posted in the Block 23 CityScape lobby 24/7. Additionally, security resources are assigned to patrol common areas of Block 23 24/7. Upon request, security guards are available to escort students and faculty to their vehicles in the garage.
Student Access to Facilities
Building access is controlled by an electronic key integrated into the student ID cards.
Tufts DPT-Phoenix program lab facilities at the Block23 location will be made available to students daily outside of the immersive clinical skill lab schedule. Students are generally in structured lab instruction from 8am–5pm daily during the clinical skills lab immersion dates. In addition, the program provides students with additional hours of individual or group practice or study time if desired. The card access on all building entry points and 24/7 security guards patrolling provide after-hours security for the faculty, students, and facility.