The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences offers a Doctorate of Physical Therapy located at the UAMS Northwest Campus in the heart of Fayetteville, Arkansas. This program is a 34 month long full-time format enrolling 24 students each August. The curriculum uses the flipped classroom concept, with many lectures delivered electronically to the students. Class and lab time are devoted to integration of material and problem solving. In-class sessions involve team-based learning and interprofessional learning experiences.
The campus offers state-of-the-art library and clinical simulation facilities, and a new student-led inter-professional clinic. Programs at the campus are designed to promote inter-professional learning and clinical experiences between students in the UAMS Colleges of Health Professions, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing. Faculty and students will have ongoing patient contact, beginning in the first month of the curriculum. In addition, UAMS students can treat in the Veteran's Home.
Our program is considered a lock-step curriculum, in which each semester's content is coordinated across all courses and each semester builds upon the previous semester's knowledge base.
UAMS DPT students complete 121 credits of coursework, including 36 weeks of full-time clinical internships. Upon completion of the degree requirements, students are awarded a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
To learn more about changes our admission processes due to COVID-19 please visit our website.More information is available on our website, including pre-recorded info sessions and department tours. http://healthprofessions.uams.edu/programs/physical-therapy/
Deposit required upon accepting an offer of admission to the program and is applied directly to tuition upon matriculation. Deposit is forfeited if candidate withdraws.