Creighton University - Phoenix Department of Physical Therapy
3100 North Central Avenue 3100 North Central Avenue Phoenix AZ 85012 United States

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.

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Program Description

In the fall of 2022, Creighton University launched a Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Phoenix, Arizona, with a shared mission and curriculum modeled after our U.S. News & World Report, top-10 ranked Omaha program. 

Creighton has a long, rich history of excellence in physical therapy education - the first Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the U.S. The students in our program in Phoenix will learn in a new, state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of midtown Phoenix in Park Central. This unique, modern health sciences campus will be home to nearly 900 students across multiple professions bringing interprofessional collaborative practice and education to improve and innovate patient care.

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 patients' lives, and promoting human dignity. The curriculum will be 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. In addition, many hold significant leadership roles at the local, state and national levels, demonstrating their expertise and high level of commitment to furthering the profession. 

We will help you learn how to be an active participant in health care teams with hundreds of clinical education experiences. In addition, we have devoted vibrant learning opportunities with academically solid medical partnerships that not only host hands-on experiences plus help you secure employment upon graduation.

The program will work closely with the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, a partnership with Creighton University, Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Valleywise Health, and District Medical Group. It was formed as a strategic partnership to strengthen and expand the number of physicians and other health professionals in Arizona by improving current health education programs.

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

There's something special about a Creighton education. Whether it's the Jesuit value of understanding self and others, it's a uniquely remarkable program. We're committed to having our student learners and future health professionals understand the privilege of care. Patients place their trust in you that you can help them feel better. That's an amazing outcome! Come join us at the largest Catholic health professions educator in the U.S.

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. Interviews will be held in-person on the Creighton Phoenix Health Science Campus.

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?
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
Additional information about the class profile
Institution is private; therefore, state of 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