Physical Therapy Program, Freshman Direct Entry

DOCTOR of PHYSICAL THERAPY – FRESHMAN DIRECT ENTRY

PHYSICAL THERAPY
FRESHMAN DIRECT ENTRY

PHYSICAL THERAPY – FRESHMAN DIRECT ENTRY

 

Join One of the
Fastest Growing Professions.
Join One of the Fastest Growing Professions.

Physical therapists are movement specialists who treat patients of all ages and abilities to reduce pain, increase mobility, and improve function so they can maintain quality of life.

Maryville’s Freshman Direct Entry Physical Therapy program combines an undergraduate and graduate education with rigorous training in the field of physical therapy.

Students in the direct entry physical therapy program learn to diagnose and treat patients who have a variety of orthopedic, neurological, and cardiopulmonary conditions. Students can expect a student-centered and academically rigorous education focused on their personal and career goals.

 

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PROGRAM GOALS

The Maryville University Physical Therapy program has adopted seven program goals. The program is designed to integrate the liberal arts pre-professional education into the professional curriculum and to assure that students graduate as physical therapists.

It is the intent of the faculty to develop generalist clinicians who will use knowledge in the foundational and clinical sciences to provide safe, compassionate physical therapy services in a variety of settings and across the lifespan.

PROJECT-BASED
LEARNING

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Maryville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a six and one-half year freshman-entry program. Acceptance into the program as a freshman assures the student a place in the professional portion of the program if the student maintains satisfactory academic progress in the program.

PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

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Maryville affiliates with over 220 physical therapy clinical sites in the U.S. Students complete a total of 40 weeks of clinical education in a variety of settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, school settings, and rehab centers.

 

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THE BIG PICTURE

More than 120,000 physical therapists are licensed in the U.S. today, treating nearly 1 million people daily. Licensed therapists work in hospitals, sports medicine facilities, acute care, long-term care, rehabilitation centers, pediatric facilities, and more.

SALARY

TOP 10%

$122,650

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MEDIAN

$86,850


JOB GROWTH

15%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

438,100 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

in this field:

33
%
OFFICES
26
%
HOSPITALS
  7
%
SELF-EMPLOYED
  7
%
RESIDENTIAL CARE

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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With nearly half a million physical therapy jobs becoming available in the next 10 years, you can enter this ever-growing field by joining Maryville University’s Freshman Direct Entry Physical Therapy program.
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