Physical therapists help restore or improve mobility, relieve pain, prevent or limit disability and promote overall fitness and health. They are essential to the rehabilitation of people with head or spinal injuries, congenital conditions, arthritis, and neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. PT is an excellent profession for students who are good problem-solvers, interested in health and science, and want to help people achieve their best.
The University of Missouri’s Department of Physical Therapy offers an entry level clinical doctorate degree. The faculty possesses a diversity of practice and research interests that expose students to the wealth of opportunities within in this profession. Clinical affiliations across the country and in a variety of settings allow students to experience first hand the value of physical therapists in the health care arena.