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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 ASU Department of Physical Therapy affords our students and faculty many opportunities for interdisciplinary education and research. We currently offer three degree programs, the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), transitional DPT (tDPT) and Associate of Applied Science for the Physical Therapy Assistant (AAS).

The DPT and PTA programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

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.

More info for the PTSA program coming soon!

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Our Mission

Our mission 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, who encounter ASU PT faculty, staff, students and alumni.


The Physical Therapy Student Association is hosting a Gross Anatomy CEU for 4.0 credit hours. It will cover a general overview of the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, nervous system, and organ anatomy and function. The course is structured with lab (using cadavers and models) and lecture. When: May 3rd, 2014 Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Cost: $50 - lunch will be provided Where: Arkansas State University, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Room 118 Credits: 4.0 Registration Deadline: April 29th, 2014 Payments made at the Office of Physical Therapy in the College of Nursing and Health Professions or mailed to PO Box 910, State University AR, 72467 Contact Information: Kristie Vinson,kvinson@astate.edu 870-972-3591

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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

ASU 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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