Physical Therapy

  • Program Overview

     Physical Therapy is a health care profession that primarily focuses on the preservation, development, and restoration of optimal function. Physical therapists provide evaluative, rehabilitative, and preventive health care services designed to alleviate pain; prevent the onset and progression of impairment, functional limitation, disability resulting from injury, disease, or other causes; and restore, maintain and promote overall fitness, health and optimal quality of life. Physical therapists work with individuals of all ages who demonstrate movement dysfunction, or the potential for such dysfunction, of the neurological, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary systems.

    Physical therapists practice in a hospital setting, or provide services in out-of-hospital settings through home health agencies, in nursing homes, in industrial settings, through public health agencies, in private physical therapy clinics, in public schools and in a variety of other nontraditional settings.

    Doctor of Physical Therapy Open House

    We invite you to learn more about the DPT program, prerequisites and assistantship information. Join us to tour the DPT labs, the Patient Simulation Center and Gannon's campus. You will have the opportunity to meet with our experienced DPT faculty and students to learn about our curriculum which prepares you to be a "hands-on" clinician. Guests are welcome to attend the Open House. Register online or call 814-871-7474 to register by phone.

    Program Options

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy