The physical therapy program at the University of Mount Union is designed to pursue and achieve academic, clinical, and professional excellence. These pursuits and outcomes enable our students to grow into leaders in their professional careers meaningfully. Mount Union’s physical therapy curriculum is structured to provide outcome-oriented and developmentally progressive classroom, lab, clinical, and community experiences.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rewarding field of physical therapy is expected to grow 21% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Mount Union graduates of the physical therapy program will be prepared to fill this growing societal need.
PT PROGRAM PROVIDING THE TOOLS TO SUCCEED
The Physical Therapy program at Mount Union offers a learning experience that provides accessibility to the tools and resources needed to develop successful physical therapists. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 30:1 in the classroom and 15:1 in labs, students benefit from a close-knit and connected environment conducive to meaningful growth both personally and professionally. Our program emphasizes professional development through active student engagement utilizing resources, events, and activities offered by APTA and OPTA, creating an impactful network of peers and industry professionals.
PT students have keycard access to all of PT's dedicated classrooms, labs, and student lounge areas. Mount Union's updated and adapted state-of-the-art labs, clinic spaces, and research areas welcome orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, and pediatric applications that allow students the opportunity for immersive hands-on learning, interdisciplinary research, and service-based learning.
PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM SUCCESS
Through Mount Union's uniquely orchestrated problem-based and traditional learning, service orientation, clinical opportunities, and integrated evidence-based practices, DPT students become known for clinical excellence, out-of-the-box vision, and patient-centered passion. View Mount Union's competitive outcomes in overall National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), graduation, and employment rates.