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School of Physical Therapy

Educate patients on how to prevent loss of mobility and live healthier, more active lives.

Help People at all Life Stages to Optimize Their Lives

Earn a sought-after doctoral degree in physical therapy and graduate ready to meet the challenges of this continually evolving healthcare field. Through collaborative and team-based experiences, you will strengthen your ability to help people at any stage of life when movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, or disease. With wide-ranging clinical opportunities and the most advanced technology available, you’ll gain hands-on experience with real patients, so you can launch your career with both skill and confidence.

Restoring Quality of Life

The MCPHS Physical Therapy program prepares students to help patients build or regain their abilities to perform daily life tasks.

Embark on your career as a physical therapist

Work closely with faculty experts to develop the advanced knowledge, skills, and experience required for contemporary physical therapy practice.

Diagnose and treat patients

Immerse yourself in this challenging course of study designed to prepare you to diagnose and treat a wide variety of patients and assess their outcomes.

Learn in authentic environments

Gain real-world experience through a wide range of clinical experiences off campus and at the Balance, Movement, and Wellness Center on the MCPHS campus.

Accelerate your PT career

Earn a combined Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in six years with one of our three pathway options.

Go straight to the doctoral program

Doctor of Physical Therapy is the degree required for certification as a physical therapist. If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you may be eligible to move right into the MCPHS doctoral program.

Prepare for licensing

Graduate with the knowledge necessary to sit for the PT licensing examination, then launch a rewarding career in practice, patient education, research, policy, or advocacy.

Stats and Facts

MCPHS adds up to be a strategic choice for a career in physical therapy.

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employment rate

Six-month employment rate MCPHS PT graduates.

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ranking in “100 Best Jobs”

U.S. News & World Report


increase in PT jobs by 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

News & Features

Keep up with the latest news from the MCPHS School of Physical Therapy.

Inside the MCPHS Physical Therapy Experience

Physical therapy students talk about the extensive research opportunities they’ve engaged in at MCPHS.
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Industry Leaders with a Passion for Teaching

At MCPHS, cutting-edge scholarship and professional affiliations go hand in hand with instruction and mentoring.


Karen Huhn

Professor of Physical Therapy and Program Director

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Cheryl Babin

Associate Director of Clinical Education, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

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Janna Kucharski Howard

Janna Kucharski Howard

Associate Program Director of Clinical Education | Professor of Physical Therapy

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