University of Montana - Missoula Physical Therapy Program
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Skaggs 135 32 Campus Dr. Missoula MT 59812 United States
Phone+1 406.243.4753
Fax+1 406.243.2795
Latest Updates
  • PostedMonday, September 28, 2020 at 1:46 PM
    Please view our updated application requirements at http://health.umt.edu/physicaltherapy/dptadmissions/covid.php.
    
    UMPT COVID-19 Update - School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science - University Of Montana
    In light of the broad scale impact of COVID-19, the UMPT program has modified the application requirements for the 2020-2021 cycle. We hope that these adaptations are helpful to our applicants during these difficult times:
    health.umt.edu
    Please view our updated application requirements at http://health.umt.edu/physicaltherapy/dptadmissions/covid.php.
    
    UMPT COVID-19 Update - School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science - University Of Montana
    In light of the broad scale impact of COVID-19, the UMPT program has modified the application requirements for the 2020-2021 cycle. We hope that these adaptations are helpful to our applicants during these difficult times:
    health.umt.edu
  • PostedFriday, May 15, 2020 at 5:36 PM
    In light of the broad scale impact of COVID-19, the UMPT program has modified the application requirements for the 2020-2021 cycle. - All CR/NCR grading will be accepted for courses taken during the Spring 2020 semester. -Accepted GRE scores will include exams taken as late as November 30th, 2020. - Our inpatient observation hour requirement will be waived for this application cycle. -Applicants who do have an opportunity to complete their 16 hours of inpatient observation may do so after the application deadline and should submit their verification on PTCAS. as directed in the application. However, these hours are not required. - Despite waving the inpatient observation requirement, applicants need a total of 80 hours of observation within at least 2 different settings, with a minimum of 16 hours in each.
    In light of the broad scale impact of COVID-19, the UMPT program has modified the application requirements for the 2020-2021 cycle. - All CR/NCR grading will be accepted for courses taken during the Spring 2020 semester. -Accepted GRE scores will include exams taken as late as November 30th, 2020. - Our inpatient observation hour requirement will be waived for this application cycle. -Applicants who do have an opportunity to complete their 16 hours of inpatient observation may do so after the application deadline and should submit their verification on PTCAS. as directed in the application. However, these hours are not required. - Despite waving the inpatient observation requirement, applicants need a total of 80 hours of observation within at least 2 different settings, with a minimum of 16 hours in each.
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Program Description

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 School's UMPT Clinic during spring of second year and fall 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 applied exercise physiology, movement science and motor control. 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.

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with the PT degree
DPT/MBA, DPT/MPH
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews
Admissions interviews will be January 30, 2021
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$300
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is non-refundable and applied to the student's fall tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Additional Information about Refunds
Admissions deposits are non-refundable. 
Due Date of First Required Deposit
02/12/2021
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$44165.66
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$113176.80
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
36
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
34
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
47%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
3%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
50%
Sex
% Male
47%
% Female 
53%
Race/Ethnicity
% Asian
2%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
89%
% Two or More Races 
6%
% Declining to State 
3%
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Founded1980
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