Student Working With PT Patient

Physical Therapy

Become a knowledgeable, reflective and service-oriented physical therapy practitioner through Rockhurst University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Video: Training the Future Leaders of Physical Therapy

Students graduating from the Rockhurst University Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Kansas City, Missouri, talk about their experiences, from the ability to choose electives to fit their interests (i.e. sports medicine, pediatrics, women's health...), mentorships, shadowing at practices, as well as the school faculty, to how the student-centered learning model prepared them to succeed in physical therapy jobs. 


Gain a competitive edge in today’s health care industry by earning two degrees at once — your Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, along with either an MBA or a Master of Arts.

  • Both can be completed in just four and a half years, with the last year and a half completed while you work as a physical therapist or assistant.
  • Cost for both degrees is less than what many institutions charge for the DPT alone.
  • Curriculum allows you to simultaneously learn clinical and health care leadership skills.


The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Rockhurst 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:; website: