Creighton University - Phoenix Physical Therapy Department
Creighton University - Phoenix Health Science Campus 3100 North Central Avenue Phoenix AZ 85012 United States
Phone+1 402.280.2662
CAPTE Candidate

This program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE - 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Program Description

In the fall of 2022, Creighton University will launch a Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Phoenix, Arizona, with a shared mission and curriculum built from the Omaha program???s long history of excellence in physical therapy education. This new program benefits from building upon the many successes and rich history of our established sibling program in Omaha. Creighton University???s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Omaha was the first Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the U.S. and is currently ranked #9 in the country by U.S News & World Report.

As a university in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition of excellence and compassion, Creighton???s physical therapy program in Phoenix will incorporate our values of caring for the whole person, improving the lives of patients and promoting human dignity. The curriculum will be both learner- and patient-centered, include authentic learning experiences, and foster adaptive learning and strong clinical reasoning. 

Physical therapy faculty possess a visionary and pioneering spirit to help meet the needs of developing health care professionals, the physical therapy profession, and the individuals and communities we serve. Many hold significant leadership roles at the local, state and national levels, demonstrating their expertise and high level of commitment to furthering the profession. 

Students will learn in a new, state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of midtown Phoenix in the Park Central district. The modern health sciences campus will house nearly 900 students across multiple professions bringing the innovative inter-professional practice and education to improved patient care. Students will learn side-by-side from and with each other???understanding the importance of each health profession to the overall care for each patient.

The program will work closely with the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, which is a partnership with Creighton University, Dignity St. Joseph???s Hospital and Medical Center, Valleywise Health and District Medical Group, Inc. The Creighton Alliance aims to increase the number of physicians and other health professionals in Arizona by improving and expanding current health education programs.

With over 300 days of sunshine, Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the country, has 5 professional sports teams, an easy-to-navigate grid road system, 20 miles of super clean, safe, and affordable light rail transportation, and bike-friendly commutes, there's no big city in America with room to explore, experience outdoor adventure, high culture and relaxing views.

Learn more about our new DPT program in Phoenix in by visiting our program brochure.

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

Interviews are granted on a rolling basis, and several interview dates are held throughout the cycle. Qualified candidates are invited to the next available interview dates following initial review of their complete application.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
Class reservation deposits will be due 15 days after offer of admission has been issued.
Deposit Refundable?
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Additional information about the class profile
Institution is private; therefore, state residency is not a factor in admission. 

Program gives priority for an interview invitation to applicants who completed all prerequisites at Creighton based on certain criteria in the form of a guaranteed interview (Creighton undergraduate applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Admission for more information). 
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No