• 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 international medical missions practicum.

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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

The DPT 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 be eligible to sit for the physical therapist licensure exam. New for Fall 2021 is an accelerated B.S. in exercise science-DPT program. Learn more about the curriculum and program outcomes.

The Mission Practicum

The Mission Practicum sets Harding's PT program apart! This required course experience is an international mission setting.  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). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 501-279-5990 or email pt@harding.edu.

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085

Application Deadline

The deadline for application submission is February 15, 2023. All applicants are required to apply through PTCAS - the centralized application service for physical therapy. (The application opens July 1, 2022.)

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Contact Us

Off-campus building located about 1.5 miles from the main campus of Harding University.

Harding University
Physical Therapy
1300 South Main
Searcy, AR 72143



Program Director:
Kevin Ramey, PhD, PT