Department of Physical Therapy
The PT program is a 3-year (11 semester) full-time program. The curriculum is built upon a strong basic science foundation with emphasis on evidence-based physical therapy practice, and integrated part-time experiential learning activities and 36 weeks of full-time clinical education. Graduates of our program are not only prepared to examine and treat musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems; they are prepared to develop injury prevention and health maintenance programs for people at all stages of life. Graduates are prepared to apply scientific knowledge, humanistic values, critical analysis and a systematic approach to patient care when making clinical decisions.
In short, a Jefferson education moves students beyond the skills and knowledge of physical therapy to becoming professionals who can be responsive within a dynamic healthcare environment.