Physical Therapy


Creighton Physical Therapy

Prepare for a successful career in physical therapy through scholarship, clinical practice and a passionate commitment to patient care.

Physical Therapy in ActionAcquire the expertise and experience needed to provide the highest quality of patient care and service. By combining hands-on education and practical experience at Creighton affiliated healthcare facilities providers throughout the country, you can pursue a degree and professional vocation that will enable you to impact the lives of others.

Access to Rehabilitation Research and Scientific Discovery

In our state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Science Research Laboratory, you will investigate all aspects of therapeutic interventions and participate Doctor of Physical Therapyin research projects that advance the practice of physical therapy. Our dedication to value-centered teaching, service and scholarship means you will focus on the importance of restoring, maintaining and promoting optimal physical function and wellness in others.

Our physical therapy program is designed to be rigorous, comprehensive, and meet accreditation standards in order to prepare our students for successful outcomes  with examination board completion. To learn more about the programs curriculum, schedules and dates please visit here

Chair’s Message

Welcome to the Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy. We are committed to your career in healthcare and desire to improve the quality of life in others. With a department of nationally recognized faculty dedicated to research, teaching, community engagement and health services, we are actively committed to preparing you for a challenging and fulfilling career path.

Our clinical education opportunities and residency training programs are unparalleled. Our Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program was the first of its kind in the U.S., and we initiated the region’s first APTA accredited clinical residency program in Orthopaedic practice for physical therapists. Our 488 clinical education sites located across the U.S. and internationally, allow us to live our mission of providing education and service in the Jesuit tradition.

Our residency training in orthopedic, pediatric, geriatric and neurologic physical therapy is committed to excellence in patient care and dedicated to academic distinction. We are grateful for local partners who financially support our residents and provide hours of mentoring and clinical experience. We owe a debt of gratitude to the following partners: CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center (orthopedics and neurologic), Makovicka Physical Therapy (orthopedics), Madonna Proactive Health (orthopedics), Creighton Pediatric Therapy (pediatrics) and Hillcrest Health and Rehabilitation (geriatrics).

Finally, we measure success by the ways in which our students fulfill their professional goals. Just ask our 700 program alumni who are achieving their own career and personal aspirations as leaders in physical therapy. We look forward to assisting you on your path to success and to making the world a better place.

Kirk Peck, PT, PhD, CSCS, CCRT
Physical Therapy Department

Mission & Philosophy

Within the tradition of a Jesuit, Catholic University, the Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy engages in value-centered teaching, service and scholarship focused on movement dysfunction and enablement of activity and participation. We model and facilitate professional formation and action to compassionately and competently respond to societal needs by restoring, maintaining and promoting optimal physical function and wellness.


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Creighton University is accredited by:

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.706.3245
Email: accreditation [at] apta [dot] org

On November 17th CAPTE made the decision to reaffirm accreditation for the physical therapist education program at Creighton University.  The next self-study report and on-site review will occur in 2020.

Orthopedic, Pediatric, Geriatric and Neurologic Residency Programs are accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

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