Physical Therapy

ASU Department of Physical Therapy

Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy

Alabama State University offers the Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. This three-year degree prepares graduates as entry-level physical therapists eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Licensure is necessary to practice physical therapy.

Physical Therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical base and widespread clinical applications in the preservation, development, and restoration of optimal physical function. Every day, physical therapists in the United States help approximately one million people alleviate pain; prevent the onset and progression of impairment, functional limitation, disability, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or other causes; and restore, maintain and promote overall fitness and optimum quality of life as related to movement and health.

As essential participants in the health care delivery system, physical therapists assume leadership roles in rehabilitation services, prevention and health maintenance programs, and professional and community organizations. They also play important roles in developing health care policy and appropriate standards for the various elements of physical therapist practice to ensure availability, accessibility, and excellence in the delivery of physical therapy services.

Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, July 1999


 Learn More About the Program

•    MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY
•    EDUCATIONAL GOALS
•    CURRICULUM
•    CLINICAL EDUCATION
•    TUITION AND COSTS
•    PREREQUISITES AND PTCAS APPLICATION INFORMATION 
•    FACULTY AND STAFF
•    COMMENTS, COMPLIMENTS OR COMPLAINTS POLICY


Accreditation

The Physical Therapy Program at Alabama State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 334-229-4709 or email asupt@myasu.alasu.edu.  

Length of Study: 9 semesters
Program Entrance Date: Fall Semester

Graduation/Employment/Licensure Exam Passage Rates

2-Year Average for Graduates in 2019 and 2020

Graduation Rate

96%

Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate

96%

Employment Rate (graduates seeking employment as physical therapists)

100%

 

Class of 2020

Graduation Rate

100%

Licensure Exam First-attempt Pass Rate

46%

Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate

98%

Employment Rate (graduates seeking employment as physical therapists)

100%

 

Class of 2019

Graduation Rate

92%

Licensure Exam First-attempt Pass Rate

77%

Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate

100%

Employment Rate (graduates seeking employment as physical therapists)

100%