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

Jenna Bauman '18

Dr. Jenna Bauman '18 completes orthopedic residency.

Doctors Bridges, Hilliard and Chui published a systematic review on the effects of light therapy on osteoarthritis. Their research was published in the January/March 2020 edition of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.

Faculty and alumni from Pacific University's Physical Therapy Program are serving leadership positions with the American Physical Therapy Association's Oregon chapter.

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