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.

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

Aug
25
All Day | Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022
Hillsboro
Aug
29
All Day | Monday, Aug. 29, 2022
Forest Grove
Nov
23
All Day | Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 to All Day | Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Dec
16
All Day | Friday, Dec. 16, 2022
Hillsboro
Jan
9
All Day | Monday, Jan. 9, 2023
Hillsboro
Feb
13
All Day | Monday, Feb. 13, 2023
Hillsboro
Mar
27
All Day | Monday, March 27, 2023 to All Day | Friday, March 31, 2023
May
19
All Day | Friday, May 19, 2023
Hillsboro

Headlines

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.

Dr. Chen 7 Kylee Seto '23

Faculty and a student from the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training presented research at the 17th International Symposium of 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (3D-AHM) in Tokyo, Japan. 

Dr. Tzurei Chen

Dr. Chen is a member of the Pacific University School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.