Program Mission

Promoting the health of society by enhancing movement through contemporary, evidence-based physical therapy education, fostering servant leadership, efficacious clinical reasoning, and compassionate reflective practice.

Program Vision

Recognized for collaborating as servant-leaders for healthcare who act compassionately, demonstrate excellence in clinical reasoning, and utilize a holistic approach to advance society’s health and the overall human experience.

Our Slogan

MU’s slogan “Engage, Enrich, and Empower” is embedded and reflected in our DPT Program and the character of our graduates.

Engage: The MU DPT program engages you in learning, teaching and scholarship to enhance human movement. The educational experience engages students through a low student to faculty ratio, delivering mentoring throughout the curriculum, providing state-of-the-art facilities, and retaining dedicated faculty that truly enjoy teaching.

Enrich: The MU DPT faculty enrich students’ learning experiences through patient-centered and interprofessional experiences, facilitating efficacious clinical reasoning, assuring compassionate and reflective practice through research and service-learning projects, and modeling evidence-based decision making in the classroom and clinic.

Empower: The MU DPT students are empowered servant-leaders poised to shape the profession. Our curriculum prepares graduates to utilize a holistic approach to advance society’s health and human experiences.