Physical Therapy students checking patient knee

For over 40 years, the University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program has been preparing graduates to successfully work in a complex and ever-changing healthcare environment.

Over the course of three years or nine semesters, students receive a blend of professional studies and clinical training to develop technical, critical thinking, compassionate care, and leadership skills. Students spend several hours in a state-of-the-art facility that allows program material to be offered in a real-world and modern format. Through classroom learning, labs, and clinical internships, graduates will have the ability to transform lives and promote human health and patient function.

The Department of Physical Therapy is committed to providing quality physical therapy education, service, and research. These efforts are proven by our positive student and faculty relationships and strong, local community support. Our department is dedicated to delivering an educational experience of the utmost quality to students who will become the physical therapists of the future. Graduates will be prepared to offer evidence-based physical therapy services to persons locally, nationally, and globally.


graduation rate (2022-2023)


ultimate pass rate for licensure examination (2022-2023)


first-time pass rate for licensure examination (2022-2023)


of graduates are employed or in residencies within 6 months of passing the exam (2022-2023)


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projected job growth through 2032 (; 2022)

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Evansville is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

Any person may submit to CAPTE a complaint about the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program by contacting CAPTE at

In addition, any person may submit a written complaint which does not fall under the established due-process procedure to the Department Chair, Dr. Bethany Huebner at

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 812-488-1209 or email

The University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program meets the educational requirements for its graduates to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for professional licensure in each of the 50 states within the United States, including Indiana. Since state regulations can occasionally change, prospective students who do not reside in Indiana are encouraged to contact the applicable licensing board in their home state to determine whether the program meets the requirements for licensure in their state of residence.