Nestled in the mountains of western Montana, the University of Montana provides an entry-level professional physical therapy program through the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. 36 full-time graduate students enter the program each year in August and graduate 33 months later with a Doctor in Physical Therapy degree. Three full-time clinical internships are integrated throughout the curriculum, including an individually designed 15-week internship the last semester of the program. Two part-time integrated clinical experiences take place in the UMPT Clinic during spring semester of second year and fall semester of third year.
Students are integrally involved in scholarly effort. Over 100 graduates published their research results in refereed journals or in proceedings of national professional conferences. Research labs include the Movement Science Lab, Community Ambulation, Mobility & Participation (CAMP) Lab, and the Design-Physio Lab. Clinical education, service and research opportunities are also conducted through the UMPT Clinic, which is comprised of sports and orthopedics, neurologic impairment, and the New Directions Wellness Center for individuals with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. Over the last five years, over 97% of our graduates passed the national licensing exam on their first attempt. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Admissions interviews will be January 21, 2023.
The deposit is non-refundable and applied to the student's fall tuition.