Physical therapy students working on a leg model

We Mold Critical Thinkers and Caring Leaders

Physical therapy education goes beyond the textbooks. Our courses prepare graduates for handling real-world situations with a human touch while upholding the highest professional standards. Our curriculum, grounded in Christian principles, builds on the students’ undergraduate foundation in the arts and sciences, and includes 126 graduate-level credits where students progress through and integrate foundational and clinical sciences, patient/client management skills, and ultimately, the provision of person-centered care.

Curriculum Highlights

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  • A female healthcare student providing care to a child on a mission trip

    Global Learning Experience

    Each student will participate in a global learning experience designed to assist in developing an understanding of healthcare as ministry, promote cultural competence, and expand knowledge of the physical therapist’s role in global health and wellness.

  • A physical therapy student observing a faculty member provide care to a patient

    Faculty-Mentored Research Projects

    In the first year of the program, students are introduced to faculty members’ research agendas. Each student ranks their interest in the individual projects and is then assigned to small groups to design and implement a research study, systematic review, or other scholarly endeavor over the remainder of the curriculum. Upon completion of the project, students will develop a manuscript that is formatted for submission to a student‐ and faculty‐selected journal for publication. As part of the completion of the project, faculty and students will develop a plan for dissemination of the project results, including an abstract of the work and a poster of their research for presentation at a University Research Symposium.

Course Info and Curriculum Sequence

Course descriptions, curriculum sequence, complete curriculum requirements,  and other detailed curriculum information can be found in our Academic Catalog.