In order to practice in this field, individuals must obtain a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. This may require additional education and clinical experience, for more information contact HealthProfessions@LCU.edu.
Physical therapists are concerned with identifying and maximizing quality-of-life and movement potential of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation, and rehabilitation. Click here for a full description of what Physical Therapists do.
Employment growth for physical therapists is projected at 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapists is driven by baby boomers, who are maintaining active lifestyles, while remaining susceptible to health conditions (e.g., health disease, stroke, etc.) that often require the care and intervention of physical therapists.
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Texas Physical Therapy Programs
*Programs are public and fully accredited unless otherwise indicated
Developing programs or in accreditation process
Click here to check the accreditation Status of Physical Therapy programs visit American Physical Therapy Association Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
For the pre-physical therapy degree plan, you will need to enroll in Bachelor of Arts in Biology curriculum. Visit the University Catalog here to view the pre-physical therapy degree plan and other LCU degree plans.