Physical Therapy at Creighton

Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs at Creighton University

Creighton University offers two programs to obtain your Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in our Omaha and Phoenix locations. Please click on the location box below for more information specific to that program.


Our faculty is committed to leadership in clinical doctoral education through academic excellence, scholarly contributions to the profession, service to the local and international community, and fostering moral agency/professional values within our graduates.

The Omaha program was the first in the nation to offer the clinical doctorate in entry-level physical therapy education. The curriculum continues to evolve through integrated course content that reflects the dynamic and ever-changing health care landscape. Our experienced faculty are national and international leaders in their areas of expertise who strive to mentor students to be the next leaders in the physical therapy profession.

Our graduates are positioned for success view our student achievement and accreditation for more information.


Omaha Program

Accreditation Status

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Creighton University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085

Telephone: 703.706.3245
E-mail: accreditation [at] apta [dot] org

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 402.280.5934 or email: Christyjepsen [at] creighton [dot] edu.


Complaints that fall outside of due process should be directed to Dr. Kirk Peck, Physical Therapy Program Department Chair, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, at kirkpeck [at] creighton [dot] edu or Dr. Paul Price, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Administration, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, at paulprice [at] creighton [dot] edu. Retaliation following complaint submission is prohibited.

Phoenix Program

Accreditation Status

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave. Suite 100, Alexandria, VA. 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation [at] apta [dot] org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Creighton University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on June 1, 2021. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

State Licensure Requirements

The programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy within the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions meets the appropriate and relevant degree requirements for licensure for all 50 US states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.