Physical Therapy Degree at University of Iowa (Iowa)

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Physical Therapy Degree

The physical therapy program at University of Iowa prepares students for a career as a physical therapist, consultant, educator, administrator, and clinical scholar. The program focuses on alleviating physical and functional impairments and limitations caused by injury or disease through the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions to promote fitness and health. Program courses include: anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, pathological physiology, physical growth process, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy administration, and professional standards and ethics. Get more details below including other Iowa colleges that offer physical therapy degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Iowa has offered the following programs for students:

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

Master's Degree0
Doctorate Degree36

Students by Gender (2015)


Students by Race (2015)


Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Physical Therapy program at University of Iowa, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Physical Therapists


Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, physical therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 34.0% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Iowa City, IA
    • Total Employment: 140
    • Average Hourly Rate: $36.65
    • Average Annual Salary: $76240

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Physical Therapy Programs in Iowa

Physical Therapy programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 33 students completed this program


  • Occupational Therapy (M,D)
  • Physical Therapy (M,D)

Clarke University

Dubuque, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 30 students completed this program


  • Physical Therapy (D)

Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center

Des Moines, IA
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School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • 74 students completed this program


  • Physical Therapy (D)

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