Doctor of Physical Therapy

Observation requirement waived

Due to COVID-19, the Missouri State University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is waiving observation hour requirements for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Why study physical therapy at Missouri State?

  • Our graduates are set up for success — with a 100 percent pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam
  • We offer an incredible value that includes comprehensive training, extensive clinical preparation along with affordable costs
  • Our positive reputation across the United States will help you as you establish and nurture your career. 
  • You’ll benefit from our low faculty-student ratio, which allows you to receive one-on-one mentorship and guidance.

Program information

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In our program, you will refine your communication, critical thinking and relationship-building skills as you learn to work with patients in a variety of therapeutic settings. We are dedicated to developing outstanding clinicians who have the leadership and knowledge to work in both autonomous and team-oriented environments.

Careers and outcomes

A Doctor of Physical Therapy prepares you to work in many settings.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Missouri State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: Accreditation@APTA.org; website: capteonline.org

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 417-836-6179 or email PhysicalTherapy@MissouriState.edu.