Prospective Student Resources
What is a Physical Therapist?
The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice defines physical therapy as "a dynamic profession with an established theoretical base and widespread clinical applications in the preservation, development, and restoration of optimal physical function."
What is the purpose of the Physical Therapy Program?
The primary purpose of the Physical Therapy (PT) Program at the UK College of Health Sciences is to meet the physical therapy needs of Kentuckians and contribute to global needs by developing competent physical therapy practitioners who are critical thinkers, educators, and professionals.
The PT Program strives to develop practitioners who are knowledgeable, ethical, independent, adaptable, reflective, and service-oriented. This practitioner development is accomplished through a variety of mechanisms:
About Our Program
UK offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) entry-level curriculum. Students may enter the program following completion of University and professional program required courses. A Bachelor's Degree is NOT necessary (but is recommended) for application.
For those admitted without a bachelor's degree, a Bachelor of Health Science degree and DPT are awarded upon completion of the program. Once accepted, the professional phase requires nine continuous semesters of class work (approximately 120 semester hours)
Religious Holiday Observance
Faculty shall give students the opportunity to make up work (typically, exams or assignments) when students notify them that religious observances prevent the students from doing their work at its scheduled time.
Faculty shall indicate in their syllabus how much advance notice they require from a student requesting an accommodation. Faculty may use their judgment as to whether the observance in question is important enough to warrant an accommodation, although the presumption should be in favor of a student’s request. The Offices of Institutional Diversity, the Dean of Students, and the Ombud are available for consultation.
CHS Physical Therapy Program
C.T. Wethington Building
900 S. Limestone, Room 204
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200
The PT Program is offered at the Lexington campus and at the Center of Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard.
The Physical Therapy Program at the University of Kentucky is accredited through June of 2024, by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314.
Telephone - 703-706-3245
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Website - http://www.capteonline.org