Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

The department offers the following programs:

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program offers the required entry--level degree for students planning to become athletic trainers.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program offers the required entry-level degree for students planning to become physical therapists.

      In conjunction with the DPT program, the following dual degree programs are offered:

  1. A dual DPT/MBA degree program is available to outstanding DPT students interested in becoming physical therapists prepared for the complicated health finance and management fields with business knowledge and experience.
  2. A dual DPT/MHSA degree program prepares DPT students for management and leadership positions in health care organizations.
  3. A dual DPT/Ph.D. in rehabilitation science degree program is available to outstanding applicants with backgrounds in health-related sciences who wish to become physical therapists and engage in research related to rehabilitation science.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Rehabilitation Science program prepares outstanding leaders who advance innovative interdisciplinary research in rehabilitation science.

The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science is one of eight departments of the KU School of Health Professions at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.