The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Mary prepares physical therapists who are leaders in service through evidence-based practice, education, and scholarly activity. Graduates of the program are prepared to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) administered through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). The program is based on the Mission of Professional Education for the Physical Therapist and grounded in the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values of the university. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program consists of three years, including summers, of professional work. A bachelor’s degree must be completed prior to beginning the program. The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is offered at a newly renovated, downtown facility located in town in proximity to the major medical facilities. Physical Therapy Program Highlights The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is designed to prepare competent, ethical, compassionate, and caring physical therapists who serve the diverse healthcare needs of their communities in accordance with the Benedictine values. The professional curriculum consists of unique experiences provided within a supportive health care community: Take part in full-time clinical education experiences at diverse settings throughout the U.S., which are spaced throughout the educational program. Manage a pro bono clinic on campus and provide physical therapy services under faculty guidance in order to practice skills and serve the needs of the people in the region. Participate in an optional international service-learning experience in Guatemala or Peru. Learn from experienced faculty, representing several specialty areas of practice, who are assisted by adjunct faculty, including physical therapists, physicians and other healthcare professionals. Benefit from smaller class sizes and personal interaction with faculty.
Bismarck , United States