Programs of Study

The College of Health Sciences offers two degree tracks for students in the field of Physical Therapy.

Doctor of Physical Therapy degree
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a post-baccalaureate degree conferred upon successful completion of a doctoral level professional (entry-level) or post-professional education program. The specific nomenclature "DPT" is not a substitute or alternative for the physical therapist clinical designator "PT." The entry-level professional degree offered at the University of Kentucky is the DPT.

Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program
The Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program is designed to produce academic leaders in rehabilitation sciences for the physical therapy profession, along with three others. Graduates of the program will be prepared to conduct rehabilitation related research, teach in higher education, direct discipline-specific educational programs, work in the rehabilitation services field, and collaborate with other professions on various issues related to rehabilitation.

Additional Resources

Courses are offered at UK's main campus in Lexington, Kentucky, or at the Center of Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, Kentucky.

Admissions information and advising are available in the sections on each program, and through the College's Office of Student Affairs.

See our Admissions and Advising pages for additional information and application packets you can download.