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Degree Programs

Advanced Degrees to Advance Your Career

The Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the University of Utah offers three areas of focus. Degrees are either a Master's or PhD.

Athletic Training

The professional entry level degree to become an athletic trainer is changing to a master degree. The Master of Athletic Training program will start in Summer 2020. Currently, an accreditated Bachelor of Science program, by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), is being phased out.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

This entry level clinical doctorate degree is intended to prepare students to become physical therapists. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Rehabilitation Science (PhD)

The Rehabilitation Science degree is expected to prepare students to advance the scientific knowledge underlying the clinical practice of rehabilitation through the development of expertise in research, teaching, and professional service.