Physical Therapy

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    Prepare to practice contemporary physical therapy from a service-oriented Christian world-view.

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    Enter a health care profession with a projected 22% job growth.

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    Participate in a two-week medical missions practicum in Zambia Africa.

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Christian World View

The mission of the physical therapy program at Harding University is to develop individuals who are prepared to practice contemporary physical therapy from a service-oriented Christian worldview based on scientific evidence, professional ethics, and responsibility.

Intensive Curriculum

The DPT program is a continuous eight-semester study comprised of 110 semester hours of coursework and an average of 1,600 hours of supervised clinical experience. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the physical therapist licensure exam. New for Fall 2021 is an accelerated B.S. in exercise science-DPT program. Learn more about the curriculum and program outcomes.

The Mission Practicum

The Mission Practicum sets Harding's PT program apart! This required course experience takes place in Zambia, Africa.  It occurs in the third year of the curriculum between the fall and spring semesters. Apart from the practicum, PT students will have opportunities to serve in the community.

Program Outcomes

The performance of DPT Harding graduates is as follows:

100%

2020 Graduation rate

96.8%

2020 pass rate

100%

Employment Rate (of those seeking employment)

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"I truly don’t think I could have been better prepared through the didactic work, having an open door policy with our professors, and a pretty great class dynamic. I would say I have come out of the program as a confident, yet humbled learner." —Candace B., PhD, PT (2020)

Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Harding University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 501-279-5990 or email pt@harding.edu.

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
703-706-3245
accreditation@apta.org
www.capteonline.org

Application Deadline

The deadline for application submission is November 15, 2021. All applicants are required to apply through PTCAS - the centralized application service for physical therapy. (The application opens June 15, 2021.)

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Contact Us

Off-campus building located about 1.5 miles from the main campus of Harding University.

Harding University
Physical Therapy
1300 South Main
Searcy, AR 72143

501-279-5990
pt@harding.edu

Program Director: Kevin Ramey, PhD, PT
kramey1@harding.edu
501-279-5991