Physical Therapy

  • DPT Open House

    Join us on Friday, July 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to learn more about the DPT program, prerequisites and assistantship information. Tour the DPT labs and Gannon's campus while having the opportunity to meet with our students and experienced DPT faculty to learn about our innovative curriculum which prepares you to be a "hands-on" clinician. Guests are welcome to attend the Open House. Please register below or call 814-871-7474 to register by phone.

  • 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.

    Program Options

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy