About the Program

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What the Program Offers

The Physical Therapy program is part of UMMC's School of Health Related Professions. The program offers a doctor of physical therapy degree as well as three residency programs.

Doctoral degree

The entry-level professional program for students seeking their physical therapist degree is 36 months in duration beginning in the summer session each year. One class is admitted each year.

Due to variability of available clinical sites, completion of the required curriculum may be extended beyond the minimum of 36 months. The program has no provisions for part-time students.

Learning activities include lecture, practical laboratory sessions and clinical education experiences. Clinical education experiences require the student to temporarily relocate out-of-state for at least one clinical session.


The Physical Therapy program offers one-year residencies in neurologic physical therapysports physical therapy and pediatric physical therapy for licensed physical therapists. The residencies are accredited through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTFRE).