The program is a residential program consisting of 8 semesters and 129 credit hours. The curriculum offers students 42 weeks of clinical education to prepare them as physical therapists.
Students work at an accelerated pace and graduate an entire semester sooner than most PT schools.
Pro Bono Clinic
RMUoHP operates a pro-bono clinic, The Community Rehabilitation Center, which serves members of Utah County who can’t afford physical therapy treatment. Working alongside experienced physical therapists and faculty, students have the opportunity to serve and care for real patients.
Most of our faculty are practicing physical therapists. At RMUoHP, faculty in stay up-to-date on skills and best practices. Continuing clinic work our faculty bring real experiences into the classroom to better train the next generation of physical therapists.
More clinical hours than the national average
Our students receive more essential hands-on experience to help them grow as physical therapists. RMUoHP strives to offer more weeks of clinical rotations than the national average for PT schools. We have many clinical sites (partners) all across the country to more than accommodate our students.
99% pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
99% of our DPT students pass the National Physical Therapy Exam. Faculty and administration work hard to prepare students for the certifying exam at the end of the program.
95.5% Job placement
All RMUoHP physical therapy graduates find jobs post-graduation. With high NPTE exam scores, great clinical experiences, and a degree from an accredited institution, graduate and find employment opportunities.
Opportunity for international service in Africa.
Each year during the summer semester break, students have the opportunity to travel to Africa with faculty to provide humanitarian work and gain exposure to third-world clinical experiences. Students will spend time both in the clinics and hospitals as well as the local village.
2 start dates in the year (May and September)
Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program enrolls students in May and September. This allows students to start the program at the time of year best for them, whether that means graduating from an undergraduate institution and starting right away or taking a semester break before jumping in.
Low Student-To-Faculty Ratio
We offer a low student-to-faculty ratio so students gain the most out of their learning experience. In labs, there is an average of 8.6 students to 1 instructor. Upon starting the program each student is assigned a faculty mentor who advises them throughout the duration of the program.