University of Louisiana Monroe Physical Therapy
700 University Avenue Walker Hall Suite 1-64 Monroe LA 71209 United States
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Per CAPTE: 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

We focus on the "why" at the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM). We are called to this profession to improve the human experience by optimizing movement for ALL persons and communities. The ULM DPT program strives to develop diverse, high functioning practitioners and leaders who will partner with community members to produce meaningful and sustainable change. Our core values are accountability, adaptability, collaboration, cultural humility, inquisitiveness, integrity, and purposefulness. If those words spoke to you, then consider applying today. 

What sets us apart? 

  • Utilization of a holistic admission process
  • Smaller cohort size (40 students)
  • Hybrid curriculum, including systems and modified problem-based approaches, allows for life-work-study balance
  • Comprehensive mid-term and final written and practical examinations for better integration of knowledge and skills
  • Five anatomy courses are woven throughout the 8 semesters, 95 credit hour curriculum with additional elective course options for additional instruction through independent study
  • Client interaction will start in the first semester for the early development of professional skills
  • Collaborative student-faculty research opportunities
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?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

Applicants will receive interview notifications no later than January 15, 2022. Interviews will be held in March of 2023.  Applicants can participate either on-site or virtually.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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