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.
The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy program is to prepare an autonomous physical therapist who will be effective in an interprofessional health care environment to improve lives by demonstrating knowledge, skills, values, and behaviors consistent with a doctoring profession and incorporating evidence-based healthcare delivery in culturally and socio-economically diverse communities.
Cultivating human movement systems experts for a healthier Mississippi.
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.