CHS Physical Therapy

Programs of Study


The College of Health Sciences offers three degree tracks for students in the field of Physical Therapy.


Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a post-baccalaureate degree conferred upon successful completion of a doctoral level professional (entry-level) or post-professional education program. The specific nomenclature "DPT" is not a substitute or alternative for the physical therapist clinical designator "PT." The entry-level professional degree offered at the University of Kentucky is the DPT.

Click here for information on the DPT program.


Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program

The Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program is designed to produce academic leaders in rehabilitation sciences for the physical therapy profession, along with three others. Graduates of the program will be prepared to conduct rehabilitation related research, teach in higher education, direct discipline-specific educational programs, work in the rehabilitation services field, and collaborate with other professions on various issues related to rehabilitation.

Click here to go to the PhD Program site.


Additional Resources

Courses are offered at UK's main campus in Lexington, Kentucky, or at the Center of Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, Kentucky.

Admissions information and advising are available in the sections on each program, and through the College's Office of Student Affairs.

See our Admissions & Advising section for application packets you can download.