Welcome to Arkansas State University!

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Physical Therapy is the diagnosis and treatment of individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. 

State of the art education


The A-State Department of Physical Therapy affords our students and faculty many opportunities for interdisciplinary education and research. We currently offer two degree programs, the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Associate of Applied Science for the Physical Therapy Assistant (AAS). There are many careers available with a physical therapy degree. See some of the PT career pathways here >>>

Accredited by CAPTE

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Arkansas State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Shawn Drake 870-972-2896 or email: sdrake@astate.edu

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Physical Therapy Student Association

ASU PTSA StudentsPTSA offers the opportunity to network with other students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Physical Therapy Department through tailgates, fundraisers, service opportunities, and other special events. Interested in joining? Please follow the link below. Deadline for dues: September 19th, 2019.

Apply to the Physical Therapy Student Association>>>


Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy at Arkansas State University is to educate physical therapy professionals to practice in a manner that is best described as “state of the art” for the profession, to enhance the intellectual growth of our students, faculty and alumni, and to enrich the lives of all individuals and communities in the Mississippi Delta region, and beyond, who encounter A-State Physical Therapy faculty, staff, students and alumni.


Announcements

Announcements


Starting in 2020, the DPT program will begin classes in Summer!!


Faculty, students and staff at Arkansas State University are mourning the passing of their colleague and friend, Dr. Roy Lee Aldridge Jr., professor of physical therapy, who died Thursday, March 14th 2019.

Two endowments have been created to honor Dr. Aldridge;

Roy Aldridge Hippotherapy Research Fund

Aldridge Family Physical Therapy Program Student Support Endowment

Individuals can donate to either fund online. Please be sure to designate which fund you would like to donate to by selecting the other field. :  https://www.astate.edu/a/advancement/give-now/#state

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Job Opportunities

Physical Therapy Knee Treatment

PTs and PTAs are in high demand. We gladly post job opportunities for regional healthcare facilities and recruiters.


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Non-Discrimination Policy

AState is an equal opportunity institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or other unlawful factors in employment practices.


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