Physical Therapy Program
UAA is investigating a collaborative arrangement with another university to provide a physical therapy program in Anchorage. Right now we are in the early stages and do not have an agreement with any particular university.
In order to proceed with planning, we need to determine the level of interest that potential students have for attending a PT program. Please take the Physical Therapy Interest Survey.
This program would likely be a professional doctorate in physical therapy (DPT). The DPT, awarded upon completion of a physical therapist professional education program, is an entry-level degree, and is intended for individuals who are not already PTs. Although not yet determined, the program will likely take 3.5 to 4 years to complete at the rate of approximately 9-12 credits per semester. After successful completion of the degree, you would receive a DPT from the university that is providing the program, and you would be eligible to sit for licensure exams.
The tuition for this program is not yet determined, and will depend on the tuition rates for the university that is providing the program.
For more information about physical therapy, please visit the American Physical Therapy Association.