Pre-Professional Physical Therapy

K. Gibson, Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Health Sciences
801 Clark Hall
(573) 882-7103
Fax: (573) 884-8369

Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat 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.

PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness-and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Emeritus Professor M. Brown*, M. A. Minor*
Teaching Professor T. Briedwell*, K. Gibson*, D. Martin*
Associate Professor E. A. Dannecker**, T. M. Guess**, S. P. Sayers**
Associate Teaching Professor  A. Campbell*, K. Stephens*, B. Willis*
Assistant Teaching Professor R. Bliss*, J. Bridges*, R. Carpenter, G. Cox, K. Fandrey, J. Hall*


Graduate Faculty Member - membership is required to teach graduate-level courses, chair master's thesis committees, and serve on doctoral examination and dissertation committees.


Doctoral Faculty Member - membership is required to chair doctoral examination or dissertation committees.  Graduate faculty membership is a prerequisite for Doctoral faculty membership.

While MU does not offer graduate degrees specifically in pre-professional physical therapy, the University does offer post-baccalaureate opportunities in a number of related areas.  The catalog provides a complete list of these degree options.