Thursday, September 15, 2022

Thank you for your interest in the Program in Physical Therapy at Saint Louis University!

Thank you for your interest in the Program in Physical Therapy! 

We are happy to help you with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding our program. 

Here are a few quick facts about our program:

The Program in Physical Therapy is an early assurance DPT program. Students enter the program as freshman and continue to completion of the DPT degree without additional application or taking the GRE. This creates a comfortable atmosphere for friendships and cooperative studying with your classmates. Progression in the program is based on your own academic and professional performance. 

Our early assurance DPT program takes place over 6 years, including 2 summers. There are many opportunities in addition to our DPT program, to pursue minors, double majors, as well as to study abroad in the fall semester of your junior year.

Program in physical therapy faculty are recognized in their field holding a variety of clinical specialties, such as orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, and wound care. Additionally, they are involved in research and scholarship related to the field of physical therapy presenting the latest evidence regionally, nationally, and internationally. 

Dr. Oluwatoyosi Owoeye with Jemma Jiyun Kim, SPT, with her 1st place winning research poster.

Some students find opportunities to engage in research during their time at SLU, often working in collaboration with faculty.

Dr. Jason Longhurst engaging in research with a student.

Program in Physical Therapy students, faculty, and staff are involved in service in the greater St. Louis Community.  Professional phase students evaluate and treat patients pro bono under the observation of a licensed physical therapist at The Health Resource Center Physical Therapy Clinic

SLU PT students at the pro-bono HRC PT Clinic.

One of the best ways to really experience a university is to visit. We encourage you to schedule a visit to Saint Louis University by contacting our Office of Admission at (314) 977-2500 or using this link. To learn more about the Program in Physical Therapy I encourage you to sign up for PT Academic Info Session

Physical Therapy Student Association (PTSA)
PTSA is our Department of Physical Therapy student organization that connects are first year students with our graduate level students and creates a community for them. They have multiple service opportunities, host multiple learning sessions with a diverse group of licensed PTs (dry needling, pelvic floor, etc.) as well as hosting social activities every semester that keep our PT students engaged while also providing an outlet for relaxation and fun!

Explore STL
St. Louis has so much to offer whether it be going to the St. Louis Art Museum, attending the Major League sports team games, or finding hidden gem restaurants, there is something for everyone. With Saint Louis University being located in Midtown, you get the best of both worlds; the exciting city life but also the exploration of the different neighborhoods that surround SLU.

Student Life at SLU
SLU offers exciting events for all students to attend! Whether it be Fall Welcome events such as Paint SLU (first image) or the Vibe Concert put on by the Student Activities Board with big name acts such as Steve Aoki (second image), there is something for everyone!

I encourage you to check out our additional resources!

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