Coronavirus information

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

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.

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 Physical Therapists. 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 updated or additional information, please contact:

LeeAnne Carrothers
Director, School of Allied Health
College of Health
University of Alaska Anchorage

Helpful Links

American Physical Therapy Association - Information about the field of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service - general information and specific requirements for Physical Therapy programs around the United States.