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Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

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Degree Options

The department offers 4 programs:

  1. The Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) is the required entry-level degree for students who plan to become physical therapists.
  2. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in rehabilitation science program prepares individuals for leadership positions in research and academia and serves to advance the science of medical rehabilitation.
  3. A D.P.T./Ph.D. combined degree is available for outstanding applicants with backgrounds in health-related sciences who wish to become physical therapists and engage in research related to rehabilitation science.
  4. The post-professional D.P.T. program is designed for physical therapists who wish to update their education and work toward the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree using web-based course instruction.

The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science is on the third floor of Robinson Hall on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan. It is part of the KU School of Allied Health.

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