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Welcome to the Physical Therapy Program

About Our Program


The University of Colorado has established a tradition of excellence in the educational preparation of physical therapists for over 60 years. In keeping with Vision 2020 of the American Physical Therapy Association, we offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Our Program’s success is linked to our superb faculty, our location on the state-of-the-art Anschutz Medical Campus, and a strong network of supportive alumni and clinical faculty throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and the US.

We are strongly committed to the education of our students, we embody our mission, vision, and core values:

To provide Colorado and the nation with programs of excellence in education, clinical care, research & scholarship, and community service.

This mission is fulfilled through educational, clinical care, research/scholarship, and service roles.

Education – through educating and preparing competent and ethical physical therapists who will assume the multifaceted roles of clinical practitioners, educators, scholars/researchers, administrators, consultants, and advocates.

Clinical Care – through providing physical therapy services to patients/clients across the lifespan in general and specialized areas of clinical practice.

Research and Scholarship – through engaging in collaborative professional and inter-professional research and scholarly endeavors to support, utilize, and broaden the scientific basis of physical therapy practice.

Community Service – through contributions of time, expertise and knowledge to enhance the broader community, including our affiliated institutions, other clinical institutions, other health care professionals, our professional organization, and the citizens of Colorado.