Physical therapy is a health profession whose practitioners are involved in the treatment of abnormalities of the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. Persons who are disabled as a result of pain, disease, injury or developmental delay are evaluated by a physical therapist who then plans and administers an appropriate therapeutic program. Rehabilitation of individuals with cardiac or pulmonary disease also involves physical therapy in the recovery process. The physical therapy program at the University of Colorado is a Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum.
A bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) in a field other than physical therapy must be completed prior to matriculation into the professional program; the degree should include the following course work: