The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Central Arkansas offers a PhD in Physical Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), and a credentialed Residency in Pediatric Physical Therapy Program. The UCA Department of Physical Therapy began graduating students in 1972 as the first PT Program in the state of Arkansas. As a member of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Physical Therapy is chaired by Nancy B. Reese, PhD, PT. The Department of Physical Therapy web site provides resources for prospective students, clinical faculty, and physical therapy alumni. .
UCA DPT SLIDE SHOW
View our UCA PT Slideshowto learn more about the UCA Physical Therapy program including pictures of the Physical Therapy Center, the Gross Anatomy and Neuroscience lab, DPT Students in lab, presenting research and attending community outings as well as pictures of the UCA campus.
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Fall 2015 Open House
Open House – October 30
The UCA Department of Physical Therapy will host an Open House in the Physical Therapy Center on Friday, October 30, 2015. Guests can drop-in to tour the PT Center and meet Department of Physical Therapy students and faculty from 3:00-6:00 PM. The Open House is also open to PT and PTA alumni visiting Conway for UCA Homecoming Weekend.
Upcoming Courses – October 31 – Staffan Elgelid
The upcoming PT Alumni Weekend Continuing Education course will be presented by Dr. Staffan Elgelid entitled “What PT can incorporate from Yoga. Or, how to Yogafy what we already do in PT” on Saturday, October 31. This 5.5 contact hour course will be presented in the PT Center from 9:00-4:00 and will include lab activities. Staffan is the co-author of Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety, which will be released September 8. During the course lunch will be provided and Homecoming Tailgating will follow. Please plan to join us. Registration available via brochure 2015 UCA PT Alumni Course Brochure. For more information, contact Stacey Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 450-5549.
APTA Credentialed CI Course – November 13-14
The next CCIP course will be offered on November 13-14 in Conway at the UCA PT Center. Dr. Booth will be the instructor. The deadline to register is October 15. See for UCA_2015_Nov_CCIP Brochure & Registration for details and registration instructions. Contact Stacey Stephens at email@example.com or 501-450-5549 to reserve a seat for the course.
The mission of the UCA Department of Physical Therapy is to develop outstanding physical therapy professionals and scholars who are practicing autonomously in the global clinical and research communities and to model excellence in education, research, and service.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Central Arkansas is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:firstname.lastname@example.org; website:http://www.capteonline.org. Filing a complaint with CAPTE: If you have a question about the department’s accreditation status or wish to express a concern about accreditation, you are encouraged to contact CAPTE.
The Department of Physical Therapy is a member of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences where programs in psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, dietetics, and athletic training are also provided. The Department is housed in the Physical Therapy Center, which includes over 40,000 square feet of teaching, lab and research space. The PT Center is located on Bruce Street across from the Farris Center between the Prince Center and Estes Stadium (see campus map below). The building emergency plan (PTC Emergency Procedures) is provided below.