The mission of Pacific's physical therapy program is to prepare lifelong learners who are skilled, reflective, autonomous practitioners. The program is committed to furthering the body of knowledge of physical therapy and providing leadership within the profession advocating for optimal health, wellness and performance for all members of society. We accomplish this through a concise program of study emphasizing evidence-based reasoning and creative skills grounded in the basic and clinical sciences. Our academic program is enhanced by a wide variety of innovative clinical experiences and involvement in professional societies.
Students complete 100 units over the course of 25 months and emerge prepared to pass the National Physical Therapy Licensure Exam (Pacific’s first try pass rate is 94.6%) and find employment (100% of Pacific’s PT graduates are employed as physical therapists within six months of passing licensure exam). The DPT program offers holistic, relevant curriculum that emphasizes clinical skills and application, critical thinking and evidence based decision making. Students have regular opportunities for exposure to patient care, and the program culminates in a full-time clinical internship in the sixth trimester.
The University of the Pacific is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Commiss