The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program prepares the student for licensure and practice
in the field of physical therapy. Candidates
for licensure must hold a post-baccalaureate degree in physical therapy from an accredited institution. Students are admitted to the
professional program after completing a bachelor’s degree in a major of choice and all program prerequisites.
Physical therapists are health care professionals who provide service to individuals
of all ages with physical impairments, functional
limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes.
Physical Therapists find careers in settings ranging from hospitals and rehabilitation
centers to private practices, pediatric facilities,
home health agencies, school systems, higher education and research institutions, fitness and wellness centers, and nursing homes.
Students will also need an upper level (300+) Physiology course, which should be taken at a 4 yr. institution.