Physical Therapy

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    Prepare to practice contemporary physical therapy from a service-oriented Christian world-view.

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    Enter a health care profession with a projected 22% job growth.

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    Participate in a two-week medical missions practicum in Zambia Africa.

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Christian World View

The mission of the physical therapy program at Harding University is to develop individuals who are prepared to practice contemporary physical therapy from a service-oriented Christian worldview based on scientific evidence, professional ethics, and responsibility.

Intensive Curriculum

Beginning in the fall semester, the PT program is a continuous eight-semester study comprised of 110 semester hours of coursework and an average of 1,600 hours of supervised clinical experience. Graduates will earn the DPT degree and will be eligible to sit for the physical therapist licensure exam.

The Mission Practicum

The Mission Practicum sets Harding's PT program apart! This required course experience takes place in Zambia, Africa.  It occurs in the third year of the curriculum between the fall and spring semesters. Apart from the practicum, PT students will have opportunities to serve in the community.

"I truly don’t think I could have been better prepared through the didactic work, having an open door policy with our professors, and a pretty great class dynamic. I would say I have come out of the program as a confident, yet humbled learner." —Candace B., PhD, PT (2020)


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Harding University 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;
If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 501-279-5990 or email

Application Deadline

The deadline for application submission is November 2, 2020.All applicants are required to submit the PTCAS application via the PTCAS.

Contact us at 501-279-5990 or for more information.

Off-Campus Building Location

Located about 1.5 miles from the main campus of Harding University.

Harding University
Physical Therapy
1300 South Main
Searcy, AR 72143