University of Utah Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training 520 Wakara Way Salt Lake City UT 84108 United States
Phone+1 801.585.9510
Phone 2 +1 801.581.8681
Program Description
The University of Utah Doctor of Physical Therapy program is ranked among the top 10% of all PT programs in the United States. Our program in physical therapy has been preparing students to be highly competent and compassionate professionals for nearly 50 years. We take pride in bringing together the most advanced educational philosophies and the most current research together with the finest faculty to create an effective and supportive learning environment. We treat students as professionals, requiring personal accountability.

We are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The program admits 50 students each year. Courses cover 9 semesters over 3 years culminating in an entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree.

Since 2008, our graduates have achieved a 99% first time pass rate on the national license exam . Employment rates are 100% as reported by graduates actively seeking practice positions (4-year average). Full-time faculty includes ABPTS specialists, master clinicians in neurological rehabilitation, orthopedic and sports, infectious disease, burn and wound care, as well as education.

The University of Utah Physical Therapy Department houses three research laboratories: The Skeletal Muscle Exercise Research Facility, the Clinical Neuromuscular Laboratory and the Motion Capture Core Facility. The Department is affiliated with the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, a large regional tertiary care facility. In addition, the Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic and the Balance and Falls Prevention Clinic service the community through exercise groups for individuals with CVA, Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Diabetes. The Department also has ties with Primary Children’s Medical Center, Shriners' Hospital for Children and the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The University of Utah, founded in 1850, is a flourishing 1,500-acre campus located in the high, mountain-rimmed Salt Lake Valley. The University of Utah is classified by the Carnegie Commission as one of 151 Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive from among 3,941 U.S. institutions.
General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
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
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$750
Additional Information about Deposit
If admitted to the program, receipt of a non-refundable, admission deposit fee of $750.00. Deposit payments are expected within one week from receipt of acceptance, to secure your place in the class. An administrative fee of $250 will be deducted and the balance of $500 will be applied to your first semester tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/31/2021
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
50
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
50
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
58%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
2%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
40%
Sex
% Male
48%
% Female 
52%