Physical Therapy Field

With the power to treat injuries and optimize movement, physical therapists improve function, mobility, and quality of life for clients of all ages.

Physical Therapists Help People Achieve Mobility

When patients have an injury or disease that affects their mobility, physical therapists get them moving again. With expertise in how the human body functions, physical therapists can diagnose issues, prescribe treatment plans, and coach clients in adhering to those plans. They can help an injured athlete run again, a bedridden stroke patient get back on their feet, and teach a child how to walk after an accident.

Pursuing Physical Therapy at MCPHS

Integrated Clinical Education (ICE)

ICE is featured in five of six on-campus semesters and includes observation and direct application of skills at sites such as our Balance, Mobility, and Wellness Center. 

Modern Facilities

Our on-campus clinical simulation laboratory features complete medical, surgical, pediatric, and critical-care units.

Hands-on Experience

Physical therapy students begin working with patients during their first semester and progressively increase their time in clinics, hospitals, or community-based settings.

Interprofessional Education

Students gain a more well-rounded education through interprofessional activities, preparing them for successful careers as PTs in integrative healthcare settings.

Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy

Wondering about the difference between physical therapy and occupational therapy? Learn more about these two careers

Inside the MCPHS Physical Therapy Experience

The MCPHS Doctor of Physical Therapy program builds on your bachelor's degree to help you develop the advanced knowledge and skills required for contemporary physical therapy practice.
Physical Therapy student watching a patient run on a treadmill.

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News & Features

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Pathways to a Career in Physical Therapy

A Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is required to be eligible for the physical therapy licensing examination and to begin your career as a physical therapist. At MCPHS, we offer an accelerated bachelor’s-to-doctoral degree option.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences — Physical Therapy Pathway (BS/DPT)

Six-year, full-time program—three at the Boston campus and three in Worcester.