Pre-Professional Physical Therapy
K. Gibson, Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
School of Health Professions
801 Clark Hall
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*, E. Prost*, K. Stephens*, B. Willis*
Assistant Teaching Professor R. Bliss*, J. Bridges*, R. Carpenter, G. Cox, 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.
The Department of Physical Therapy does not offer any graduate-level degrees. We do offer Doctor of Physical Therapy at the professional level. Please see the Professional Physical Therapy section in the catalog for more information.