Department of Physical Therapy

Outstanding clinical preparation

The physical therapy department helps you develop the skills you need to put patients first. You’ll enter our program with the intellect and drive to achieve your goals; you’ll graduate with the experience, knowledge and compassion to help your patients reach theirs.

Graduate program

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Refine your communication, critical thinking and relationship-building skills as you learn to work with patients in a variety of therapeutic settings

Health Profession Scholars Program

Missouri State freshmen who are interested in careers in physical therapy may be eligible for the McQueary College of Health and Human Services Health Profession Scholars Program.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Missouri State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 417-836-6129 or email

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At Missouri State, you’ll learn through experience — with insight from dedicated faculty and extensive clinical and service opportunities.