We aim to create an environment conducive for all students, not just to survive but to thrive academically, personally, and professionally. We want students to express their authentic selves and be an asset to our program, the school of medicine, and, more importantly, the St. Louis community.

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A Leader in Education, Patient Care & Research

The Washington University Program in Physical Therapy advances human health through movement. We prepare tomorrow’s leaders to provide outstanding clinical care and enhance physical function, activity, and participation across the lifespan.

Educating the next
generation of movement experts

Improving health through movement

Advancing movement science through research


Moving Ahead

Moving Ahead is a new podcast that shares inspiring stories and highlights the latest from alumni, faculty and friends of the Program in Physical Therapy.

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human movement system

The Human Movement System Approach

The Program in Physical Therapy has pioneered a unique, movement-based approach to physical therapy. The human movement system is at the core of our approach to physical therapy education, research and patient care.

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Latest news


Historic Appointment at WashU PT: Catherine Lang Named Inaugural Barbara J. Norton Professor in Physical Therapy

Washington University School of Medicine’s Program in Physical Therapy is proud to announce a historic milestone with the appointment of Catherine Lang, PT, PhD, FAPTA, as the inaugural Barbara J. Norton Professor in Physical Therapy. This appointment marks the first endowed professorship in the entire history of WashU PT. The Barbara J. Norton Professorship in […]

WashU PT at 2024 CSM

Washington University Program in Physical Therapy is headed to CSM February 16-18, 2024. Our 2024 Alumni Reception will be in the Otis Room, located on the lobby level, at the Westin Boston Seaport Hotel, located across the street from the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. (425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210)on Friday, February 16 from 7:00 […]