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Interprofessional Education

Collaborative curriculum with students from all medical and healthcare programs on campus:


Innovative Curriculum  

  • Prepares graduates for professional careers as Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Prepares graduates to work with patients across the lifespan
  • Content threaded through courses to prepare graduates who are:
    • Ethical
    • Culturally competent
    • Evidence-based
    • Patient-centered
  • Service opportunities in local community
    • Various campus-wide interprofessional service-oriented activities
    • Stout Street Clinic: A monthly physical therapy clinic for individuals who are homeless in downtown  Denver
    • DAWN Clinic​
    • 9 News Health Fair
    • Body balance screenings
    • Night Owls respite care for families who have children with disabilities
  • Community patient volunteers in classes


Global Health

  • Volunteer opportunity in Nicaragua
  • Participation in CU Peru​, an interprofessional global health student-run organization
  • Frequent presentations on campus
  • Global Health student groups



Research Opportunities


Faculty Scholarship

  • Advancing the scientific foundation of physical therapy practice in:
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Osteoarthritis & osteoporosis
    • Joint arthroplasty
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Autism
    • Chronic musculoskeletal pain
    • Pedagogy
    • Physical Therapy and Clinical education