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

Washington University Program in Physical Therapy Named #1 by US News and World Report

We’re thrilled to announce that the Program in Physical Therapy has been named THE #1 Physical Therapy Program in the Country by US News and World Report. This prestigious recognition is a testament to the Program’s unwavering commitment to excellence in education, research, clinical practice, and diversity, equity and inclusion. “This ranking is very meaningful, […]