University of Mary Department of Physical Therapy
Program in Physical Therapy 7500 University Drive Bismarck ND 58504 United States
Phone+1 701.355.8053
Phone 2 +1 701.355.8004
CAPTE Accredited

"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
The University of Mary is a private, Catholic, Benedictine university based in Bismarck, ND that offers exceptional education at an affordable cost. The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is designed to prepare competent, ethical, compassionate, and caring physical therapists who serve the diverse healthcare needs of society in accordance with the Benedictine values. All students are required to complete a bachelor’s degree prior to admission into the 32-month professional phase of the program. The professional curriculum consists of interactive learning experiences that prepare the student to excel in an interdisciplinary health care environment. Service learning is an integral component of the educational program which includes an optional international service-learning experience. In collaboration with a faculty member, students complete a group research project, culminating with a presentation and paper in manuscript form.

Full and part-time clinical education experiences are completed at a large variety of diverse settings throughout the US and are spaced throughout the educational program. Students also manage a pro bono clinic on campus and provide physical therapy services under faculty guidance in order to practice their skills and serve the needs of the people in the region. The experienced faculty, representing several specialty areas of practice, are assisted by adjunct faculty, including physical therapists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. The program is located in town in a 15,000 sq ft newly designed facility in town which allows ample space for research, clinical practice, and teaching and learning.

The University of Mary is located on the bluffs of the Missouri River in Bismarck, ND. Currently North Dakota ranks among the top states in the nation due to its strong economic climate and quality of life. The campus serves over 3000 undergraduate and graduate students and is one of the most affordable private universities in the nation. In addition to outstanding academic programs, the school offers 17 NCAA Division II sports.
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