Student Opportunities and Services
Enjoy a well-rounded education
What we do best: Community engagement.
With internships, clubs and research, you can make a difference while in school.
Student organizations and programs
These groups are a great way to network, meet new friends and preview your future.
Get an inside look at the physical therapy profession and aid your community.
Want to make big discoveries and get your name out there? You can team up with faculty on research projects.
All students complete at least one research project while in the program, but you’re not limited to just one.
Many students end up as co-authors with faculty in peer-reviewed research journals.
Putting you in the field: Internships and clinical experiences
In the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, you’re placed into settings that elevate your skills.
You’ll conduct assessments of community partners, create interventions for specific client groups, interact with patients and much more.
These student experiences are done through:
- Pro-bono work at the on-campus Physical Therapy Clinic.
- Six clinical internships.
- Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICE), beginning in your second semester.
- Service-learning projects.
You’ll also have at least one acute care and one rehab experience.
Missouri State faculty and/or licensed physical therapists at your site supervise you.