Doctor of Physical Therapy

Overview - Doctor of 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 UMMC has been preparing physical therapy clinical practitioners who have become effective members of health care teams in their communities since 1973. Over 2,000 graduates are helping to make a difference in the lives of countless clients and patients in Mississippi, and the world.

Since the beginning of the program, students and alumni have created new and innovative ways to provide education and care. At UMMC, DPT students have the unique educational advantages afforded by being a part of Mississippi's only academic medical center.

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-oriented atmosphere
  • An annual Employment Opportunities Day open to all enrolled students
  • A curriculum focused on clinical care
  • An excellent licensure exam pass 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 home page on the SHRP website for upcoming events.

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