The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program has been hosting its own Doctoral Hooding Ceremony since 2010. This Hooding Ceremony allows the program to formally recognize the achievements of its graduates who will be entering into the distinguished profession of physical therapy. The program features a keynote speaker, a recitation of the professional oath of physical therapy practice, and student awards which include Professional Service, Research Excellence, Clinical Excellence, and Academic Achievement. Following the event, all students attend the university graduation ceremony in which all doctoral candidates are hooded by their advisors and Dean on stage.
In the United States, academic tradition requires the graduate degree hood to be lined with the official colors of the institution granting the degree, and it be lined with the specific branch or learning it signifies. Physical Therapy is nationally represented by the color teal.