University of North Dakota

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Physical Therapy


University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to train physical therapists who will provide quality physical therapy services. The professional services provided by a physical therapist demand a strong background in the liberal arts and clinical sciences as well as high moral and ethical standards. In addition to clinical practice expectations, teaching, service, and research responsibilities are an integral part of the educational experience. Goal 1: The student will demonstrate the skills necessary for the entry-level practice of physical therapy. Goal 2: The student is an advocate for service to the community and the profession. Goal 3: The student will develop critical inquiry skills related to clinical and basic science research. Goal 4: The student will develop the skills required for life-long learning. Goal 5: The student is to be an advocate for health and wellness at the individual and societal levels, demonstrate respect for self and others, and a commitment to the profession of physical therapy. The Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).


UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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