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University of Connecticut Neag School of Education Department of Kinesiology

Physical Therapy

Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Physical Therapy is a profession concerned with the restoration of function and the prevention of disability accompanying disease, injury, or loss of a body part.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Connecticut is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). CAPTE is located at 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.  Contact information: telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: Please see the program overview to get information about the program and the admissions deadlines.

Graduates may practice in a wide range of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, public and private schools, private offices, homes, sports medicine centers, and industry. With advanced degrees, physical therapists practice as researchers and educators in college and university settings.


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