Holistic physical therapy education

Concordia's PT program is committed to equipping you with a sound foundation in movement science, faith, and integrity. Whether you're currently a PTA or beginning your search for physical therapist schooling, our program will empower you to graduate prepared for safe, autonomous, and ethical practice, ready to serve your patients and community in mind, body, and spirit.

Sample Careers
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Home Care PT
  • Pediatric PT

We are committed to engaging your mind and spirit for service to Christ in the church and the world.

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Program Overview

Upcoming events:

  • Campus visit day: Friday, July 14th at 9:30 am (CST)
    • Tour our beautiful lakefront campus, learn more about the PT program, meet faculty, and more! Click here to register.

We're excited to offer multiple program pathways to help you take the next step in your career as a physical therapist. At Concordia, you’ll receive in-depth training for the entry-level practice of physical therapy as a generalist clinician. Not only will you explore the scientific underpinnings of PT but also the professional characteristics required in healthcare leadership; learn how to supervise PT staff, create programs promoting healthy, holistic lifestyles, and follow the ethical and legal standards necessary in clinical practice. 

The following PT pathways will help you to streamline your doctorate with the path that best suits your needs and educational background:

  1. Accelerated PT bachelor's        
    - For incoming freshmen looking to earn both their bachelor's and doctorate in 6 years
  2. PTA to DPT bridge programs
    - For PTA's with an associate or bachelor's degree

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What to Expect

Our goal is to ensure that as a DPT graduate, you'll be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills for entry-level practice of physical therapy as a generalist clinician. Our comprehensive curriculum includes coursework in human anatomy and motion, therapeutic exercise, neuroscience, clinical decision-making and problem-solving, and musculoskeletal disorders - just to name a few. Learn more about our program goals and outcomes on the outcome tab.

The graduate portion of our DPT program is available in a hybrid format, combining online learning with one on-campus weekend each month. Our state-of-the-art facilities give you access to our human anatomy lab, where you'll have opportunities to interact with cadavers to supplement your education. By combining classroom, laboratory, and clinical education, you'll graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to embody professionalism, servant leadership, and advocacy in the ever-changing healthcare system. 

The physical therapy program at CUW is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Graduation from a CAPTE-accredited program is required for eligibility to sit for the licensing exam, for which Concordia graduates have an overall first-time three-year pass rate of 100%. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national licensing exam. You may also be interested in adding a specialty to your PT license. Consider Concordia's orthopedic residency program as a way to add an orthopedic specialty to your DPT.

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