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Department of Physical Therapy

Our department is dedicated to teaching and training you to be a skilled physical therapy practitioner who provides valuable services to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Here, you will learn to promote, restore and maintain optimal human function through our interactive, systems-based program.

Our department is also fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Degree

Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
This degree will prepare you to become a licensed physical therapist and immediately start your professional career.

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to assist the students in our program? We sometimes need volunteers to help students better understand a diagnosis or role-play an appointment. Sign up to be notified when volunteers are needed.

Physical therapy is an essential and growing area of our healthcare system, and your ASU degree is your ticket to join this exciting and dynamic profession. Our licensed graduates who seek jobs within the profession have a 100% employment rate, and there are plenty of rewarding job opportunities waiting for you when you graduate.

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Around the Department

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study physical therapy.

Physical Therapy students assessing patients

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our Health and Human Services Building is the newest academic facility on campus. Our department includes six high-tech skills laboratories, a diabetes research lab and multipurpose classrooms dedicated to physical therapy study and research.

Physical Therapy students assessing patients

Scholarship Opportunities

Our Carr Graduate Scholarship Program offers highly qualified students the opportunity to earn their D.P.T. degree with most tuition paid.

Physical Therapy students assessing patients

Student Activities

You can join our Angelo State Physical Therapy Association student organization for professional development and networking. You can also expand your perspective by participating in our PT Lunch and Learn Series, and present your research at our annual Graduate Research Showcase.