Physical therapists help restore or improve mobility, relieve pain, prevent or limit disability and promote overall fitness and health. They are essential to the rehabilitation of people with head or spinal injuries, congenital conditions, arthritis, and neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. PT is an excellent profession for students who are good problem-solvers, interested in health and science, and want to help people achieve their best.
The University of Missouri’s Department of Physical Therapy offers an entry level clinical doctorate degree. The faculty possesses a diversity of practice and research interests that expose students to the wealth of opportunities in this profession. Clinical affiliations across the country and in a variety of settings allow students to experience first hand the value of physical therapists in the health care arena.
Summer deadline: September 30
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Note: The DPT program accepts students to begin the professional program only for summer terms, which begin in June.
Admission to the DPT program is available through regular admission (applicants will have a bachelor’s degree prior to beginning the professional program) or through an early admission option that allows students to enter the professional program with 90 credit hours.
All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA in the core required courses and as a cumulative GPA in the last 60 credit hours.
On-campus interviews are required for admission to the professional program.
Students who enter without a bachelor’s degree must have satisfied the MU general education and graduation requirements and taken two Writing Intensive courses at MU. These applicants must possess a 3.5 GPA.
All students are strongly encouraged to contact the School of Health Professions Student Affairs Office for advisement and planning well in advance of application.
Admission to the program is selective.