University of Connecticut

Information about Physical Therapist program at University of Connecticut



University of Connecticut (A4, D6, F1, PU)

Last Updated by Program: 03/28/2007
Address:   Department of Physical Therapy
Neag School of Education
University of Connecticut
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 2101
Storrs, CT 06269-2101
Phone:   (860)486-0049
Fax:   (860)486-1588
Admissions/Student Inquiry Phone:   (860)486-0049
Web Address:
Program E-mail:
Richard W Bohannon, PT, EdD, NCS, FAPTA, FAHA
Professor and Interim Head
  Accreditor:   New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc./Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
  Carnegie Classification:   Research Universities (very high research activity)
  Date of Initial Accreditation:   Bachelor’s degree, December 1952 (no longer offered) Master’s degree, October 1997 DPT degree, September 2005
  Current Accreditation Status:   Accreditation
  Next Visit   2011
  Five Year History:   Accreditation
DEGREE CONFERRED: Master of Science in Physical Therapy (no longer admitting students); Doctor of Physical Therapy
The integrated bachelor's/master's degree program began in the 1997/98 academic year and requires 3 years of professional course work. Beginning in 2007, students will be admitted to a DPT program.
Please contact the program for information regarding clinical experiences.
There are seven full-time and one part-time academic faculty members and five full-time and one part time clinical faculty. Of the full-time academic faculty 85% hold post-professional doctoral degrees, 28% are certified as clinical specialists, and 62% are engaged in clinical practice. Over the past 3 years, the faculty has averaged 18 publications per year in peer-reviewed journals. The faculty to student ratio is 1:7.
More than 25,000 students are enrolled at the university. In the 2007 admission process, 12 students were admitted drawn from a pool of 36 applicants. A maximum of 28 students will be admitted in 2008.
Admissions are dependent on the quality of the applicant pool. A maximum of 28 students will be enrolled each year. Applicants are accepted from the University of Connecticut and elsewhere with a bachelors degree. To be competitive, applicants should have at least a 3.2 average in prerequisite courses and overall. Above average Graduate Record Examination scores are also desirable if an applicant hopes to be competitive.
Most years, 100% of our graduates pass the licensure examination (albeit, not always on the first try).
The cost to attend the University of Connecticut as an in-state student averages $16,332 per year (cost includes tuition [Fall, Spring and Summer] and general university fees). Out-of-state students pay approximately $29,112 per year (cost includes tuition [Fall Spring and Summer] and general university fees). Institutional, federal, and state funding is available on an awards basis.
Limited on-campus housing is available for graduate students. The main campus occupies more than 3,004 rural acres. A formal active student organization, District 1 of the Student Federation of the American Physical Therapy Association, uniquely meets the social, professional, and personal needs of students and serves to introduce students to the APTA as a professional organization.