Doctor of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy

Creighton’s Physical Therapy program offers students an ideal setting for innovative work with a focus on maintaining quality and dignity of life and enriching the human community.

We are committed to leadership in clinical doctoral education through academic excellence, significant scholarly contributions, service to the community and fostering societal and professional dedication within our graduates. Our program was the first in the nation to offer the clinical doctorate in entry-level physical therapy education. Our curriculum continues to evolve through integrated course content that reflects the dynamic and ever-changing health care landscape. In the future, Creighton will expand a health education alliance in the Phoenix area by developing new programs there in physical therapy.

Leadership through teaching and research

Physical Therapy ProgramsOur faculty is comprised of nationally renowned leaders in the field who are dedicated to hands-on teaching, mentoring and addressing the needs of student learning. They average more than 15 years of clinical experience and serve the profession demonstrating national leadership in rehabilitation research and the advanced study of human motion. Our program is nationally recognized for research in clinical reasoning.

A commitment to clinical education and service

We believe that the ideal learning environment for students is one of intellectual challenge, with opportunities for collaborative and independent learning. We offer a vast diversity of clinical placement sites, as well as a unique directed practice opportunity that allows students to develop specialized goals and objectives. 

Doctor of Physical TherapyIn concert with the Jesuit tradition of Creighton University, the physical therapy department provides an environment that values human dignity across various styles of thinking and diverse social backgrounds. Our students and faculty engage with our local and international community, including participation in a wide array of service organizations and events interwoven throughout the curriculum.

Technical support and assistance

All students in the School are provided dedicated technical support and assistance. Learn more about technical requirements for all pathways.

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93% first time pass rate National Physical Therapy Examination (2015-2016)

100% overall pass rate National Physical Therapy Examination (2015-2016)