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Physical Therapist

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Doctor of Physical Therapy

Physical TherapistThe Role of a Physical Therapist
  • Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of movement problems from illness, injury or other circumstances.
  • Enhance individuals’ physical health and function.
  • Practice in a wide variety of settings, with all age groups.
  • Help individuals reduce pain and increase function.
  • Experts in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardio-pulmonary, and integumentary problems that affect patients' functioning in daily life.

Why Wayne State University?
The Physical Therapy program is located in one of the world’s leading urban research universities with the reputation of training excellent healthcare professionals. The professional program requires three and a half years of full-time study which culminates in a Doctor of Physical Therapy. The program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association. Graduates of the program consistently score high on the licensure examinations.

Career Information
For more information about a career in physical therapy, the following associations can provide you with further assistance:

  • APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
    800-999-APTA or
  • MPTA (Michigan Physical Therapy Association)
    517-335-0918 or