The St. Ambrose University Doctor of Physical Therapy department has a reputation for providing high-quality professional and post-professional education.
Physical therapy is one of the most needed and fastest growing professions, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The DPT enhances clinical reasoning and integrates evidence-based practice in patient management, building upon the university's history of liberal arts studies.
Faculty members include award-winning teachers, researchers and master clinicians; many are involved in on-going clinical practice and use their talents to enrich the community. Alumni are employed nationwide in almost every practice setting, including hospitals, private practice, outpatient clinics, sports centers, and the armed services.
And the new Center for Health Sciences Education (built in 2010) facilitates interdisciplinary learning among nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy students to prepare them for better communication and optimal patient care.