Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctorate

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

Headlines

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The Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training proudly announces its 2020 outstanding graduate awards. On May 16, Pacific celebrated its May 2020 commencement with a virtual ceremony,

Tony Rocklin PT '98, PT '09 was featured in a podcast on The Podcast Factory. 

With support from Kori Hasti, executive director of the Oregon Physical Therapy Association, physical therapy students Sydney Zamora (’21) and Sydney Neumann (’22) helped to organize the National Advocacy Dinner webinar on April 16, 2020.