Samford University Department of Physical Therapy
800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham AL 35229 United States
Phone+1 205.726.2611
Phone 2 +1 205.726.2619

"This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS."

Program Description

COMPASSION. MOVEMENT. TEAMWORK.

Physical therapy, like many disciplines within health care, is often a calling for the strongest professionals. It's fueled by a compelling desire to make the lives of others better. Physical therapy has long been a critical component to effective health care, because movement is essential to human well-being. 

Like most programs, our Doctor of Physical Therapy is a three-year program. There is a heavy emphasis on the sciences so that you have the foundational knowledge you need to make evidence-based clinical decisions for your patients and their families. You will work in a variety of clinical settings to ensure that you have the broadest experience possible to help you find your ultimate calling. 

There are three aspects to our program that will define your experience here:

* You will learn and work as part of a team. Health care, today, is more and more delivered by teams of professionals from different disciplines working in collaboration. This is how you will learn at Samford. You will work in collaboration with people from different programs, from nursing to pharmacy, nutrition to kinesiology. 

* You will learn using the most advanced technology. Lectures, labs and clinical experiences will utilize apps for education and support while providing care. You'll leave our program prepared to use current and developing technologies to work with your patients in your professional environment.

* Service is central to everything we do. We believe that we are all called to serve, to use our skills and knowledge to make the lives of people better in communities and home and around the world.

Our mission is to help you become a life-long learner to help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience you need to effectively answer the calling of your life. Your knowledge will be grounded in science, and your motivations powered by compassion.

Effective May 2, 2018, Samford University has been granted Full Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org).

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Yes
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Baptist
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$1000
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is non-refundable and is credited to the first semester tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2021
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$104000
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$104000
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
38
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
36
Sex
% Male
37%
% Female 
63%
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