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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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

In Remembrance: Kathleen Dixon, BS, PT, MEd

Kathleen K. Dixon, PT, BS, MEd, passed away on November 5th at the age of 90. She earned her degree in physical therapy from the Medical College of Virginia and a master’s degree in education from Johns Hopkins. Serving as the Chief Physical Therapist at Montebello Hospital in Baltimore, Kathleen also played a pivotal role […]