Physical Therapy

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  • Physical Therapy


    Physical therapy is a dynamic profession that presents many opportunities to promote health and provide rehabilitation through clinical practice, education and critical inquiry.

    The Physical Therapy Department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has been preparing physical therapy clinical practitioners who have become effective members of the health care teams in their communities since 1973. Over 1,500 graduates are helping to make a difference in the lives of countless clients and patients in Mississippi, and the world.

    Since the beginning faculty, students and alumni have created new and innovative ways to provide education and care. At UMMC, students have the unique educational advantages afforded by being on Mississippi's only health sciences campus and a part of the only Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the state.

    Available resources

    • Opportunities for interdisciplinary activities through student government, volunteer activities and class assignments
    • Outstanding personable, knowledgeable and easily accessible faculty with multiple credentials and clinical backgrounds, including acute care, cardiopulmonary, pediatrics, neurology, sports, geriatrics, orthopedics and women's health.
    • Four eight-week clinical education experiences in a wide variety of institutions across the country
    • Exposure to physical therapy residents completing programs on the campus
    • A state-of-the-art educational setting
    • A friendly student atmosphere
    • An annual employment opportunities day open to all enrolled students
    • A clinical care-focused curriculum
    • An excellent licensing exam passing rate and employment rate following graduation.

    For more information

    You are invited to participate in the Annual Program Awareness Day in the spring as well as the Program Focus Day in the fall to learn more about our program. Check the SHRP website for more information:  Program Awareness Day, Friday, March 4, 2016

    We welcome your inquiries and encourage contacting our pre-admissions counselor with specific questions related to requirements and the admissions process.

    Notice: DPT Program Interview Schedule Change

    NOTICE to all applicants to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program for May of 2016 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Health Related Professions:

    All interviews for the DPT Program will be scheduled for the first week in January of 2016:  Monday, January 4 - Thursday, January 7, 2016.

    Please plan your spring semester schedule accordingly. Applicants should receive notification of interview status via e-mail and regular mail by or soon after mid-December.