Best Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Missouri 2021

Physical therapists help people who have injuries or illnesses improve body movement and manage pain. They diagnose patients? dysfunctional movements by observing them stand or walk, use exercise and equipment to ease patients? pain, evaluate patients? progress, and set up therapy plans for patients. PTs usually work in private offices and clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. The 2010 median pay for physical therapists was $76,310, and the job outlook from 2010-2020 is 39 percent, which is must faster job growth than average.

Since the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) no longer accredits undergraduate degrees, PTs are required to earn a postgraduate professional degree from an accredited academic program. A student can either earn a Master of Physical Therapy or a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In addition, all states require physical therapists be licensed.

Courses include anatomy, ethics, neuroscience, chemistry, orthopedics, biology, physiology, therapeutic applications, pharmacology, physical therapy modalities, and kinesiology. Students will learn how to plan, prepare, and carry out individual treatment programs; record data in a patient?s chart; and identify anticipated progress. Students should be prepared to undergo clinical rotations under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. These clinicals provide students with hands-on experience while practicing therapy procedures and diagnosing patients.

Best Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Missouri for 2021

Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 80 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 80 Doctoral degrees.

Rockhurst University
Kansas City, MO

Rockhurst University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 46 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 46 Doctoral degrees.

Maryville University of Saint Louis offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 37 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 37 Doctoral degrees.

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University of Missouri-Columbia offers 3 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 64 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 61 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Bachelor's degrees.

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Washington University in St Louis offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 87 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 87 Doctoral degrees.

Southwest Baptist University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 78 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 78 Doctoral degrees.

Missouri State University-Springfield offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 39 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 39 Doctoral degrees.

List of all Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Missouri

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Saint Louis University Logo Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
5/5
18 : 1 12,799
Rockhurst University Logo Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO
5/5
23 : 1 2,990
Maryville University of Saint Louis Logo Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
60 : 1 10,013
University of Missouri-Columbia Logo University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO
3/5
24 : 1 30,014
Washington University in St Louis Logo Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
16 : 1 16,191
Southwest Baptist University Logo Southwest Baptist University Bolivar, MO
5/5
22 : 1 3,281
Missouri State University-Springfield Logo Missouri State University-Springfield Springfield, MO
2/5
31 : 1 23,453
A T Still University of Health Sciences Logo A T Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville, MO   23 : 1 3,857

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