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University of Utah College of Health Department of Physical Therapy

Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy

Serving the Public by Improving Health and Quality of Life through Excellence in Education, Research and Clinical Care

Physical therapists are uniquely qualified to help people of any age live healthier, decrease the risk of injury or disease, and regain their lives after being impaired or disabled by injury or disease. The focus of the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is the science and the art of movement and function.

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah has a strong national reputation and a rich history of excellent student education, innovative research and valuable service to the profession of physical therapy and the community.

Our fully accredited* doctoral program is ranked among the top 10 percent of programs in the United States. Established in 1969, the Department of Physical Therapy has been preparing students to be highly competent and compassionate professionals for over 40 years

Please explore our web site to learn more about us.

 *The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org ; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

 

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