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A Doctor of Physical Therapy diagnoses and treats individuals of all ages, who have health conditions or injuries that limit movement and function.  Learn More

What ARE students saying? a sayPT?

Meet Lisa Gibson, DPT
a recent graduate, and some of our other students.  Learn More

Why choose uc denver?

Our New Academic Health Campus features state-of-the-art facilities and an interprofessional  environment. Learn More

How do I apply?

Online Application
Application deadline for the 2010-11 cycle is Oct 1. Learn More


Welcome to the Physical Therapy Program

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

For 62 years, the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program has educated physical therapists to serve in the world of health care. The PT Program was the first civilian professional program situated in the Rocky Mountain region, graduating its first class of six students in 1948 on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.  Since then, the PT Program has continued to flourish. More than 2,000 students have graduated from the PT Program, which has been continuously accredited since its inception.

Today, as part of the School of Medicine, we are located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, the only academic health campus in the Rocky Mountain Region. Our program provides students an interdisciplinary learning environment uniquely designed to prepare them for their roles as future health care professionals.

Faculty engage in clinical practice, as well as collaborative professional and interprofessional research and scholarly endeavors to support, utilize and broaden the scientific basis of physical therapy practice. 

Clinical Services

Service to the Community

Jessica Elliott, SDPT, teaches students at North Middle School about blood pressure, as part of Fieldwork II.   LEARN MORE

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