The primary goal of the Physical Therapy program is to graduate a well-rounded and highly competent clinician. Thirteen full-time faculty members with diverse clinical backgrounds, along with adjunct faculty, offer an entry-level curriculum that is well balanced in the areas of orthopedic, neurologic, and general physical therapy with attention to the needs of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and other special populations.

Admissions Information

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How to Apply

Our program runs three academic years with summers off. Starting at the end of the first year of study, clinical learning experiences are intermixed with the academic coursework. By graduation, students have spent 39 weeks in full-time clinical learning experiences. We currently affiliate with hundreds of clinic sites across 22 states and 4 countries, with the majority located in the Pacific Northwest.

Strengths of our Program

  • Clinically experienced faculty
  • Faculty who are easily accessible
  • Promotion of a positive learning environment
  • Bright, enthusiastic students
  • Focus on ethics
  • Focus on evidence based practice
  • Attention to practice without referral
  • 100 percent pass rate on the national licensing exam
  • As a part of the College of Health Professions, opportunities exist to interact with students in other healthcare fields

 

Contact Us

Andrea Lybarger | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
503-352-7217 | PT.AT@pacificu.edu

Upcoming Events

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Headlines

Sydney Neumann DPT '22 receives national accolade as she earns a graduate degree from Pacific University.

Faculty, students and alumni from the Pacific University School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training were recognized in August at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) House of Delegates held in Washington D.C. 

Dr. Tzurei Chen

Dr. Chen, third-year physical therapy student Madelyn Foulk '23, and Sara Tomlinson PT '22 and Sydney Neumann PT '22 presented a poster at the 9th World Congress of Biomechanics in Taipei, Taiwan.