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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.

Become an Athletic Trainer

The Master of Athletic Training program will provide students graduate-level didactic knowledge and clinical skills in preparation for their future career in athletic training.

Find a Level to Match Your Desire

Our students get exposure to athletics from local to international. Salt Lake City is the seat of several community sports programs, professional athletics teams like the Utah Jazz (NBA) and the US Winter Olympic Training Facilities.

The PAC-12 Difference

The University of Utah is part of the PAC-12 which gives our students unique opportunities with collegiate athletes and state-of-the-art facilities that are at the top of their game.

Become a Physical Therapist (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).

Top of U.S. News PT Rankings

Our PT program was ranked #13 by U.S. News (2021). The only program to rank in Utah, and one of only three in the West.

Become a Rehabilitation Scientist (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.

Trained by the Best

Our team covers a broad spectrum of research. From clinical trials backed by the top national organizations like NIH and Pelaton, to cutting-edge clinics using the latest technologies, and innovative approaches that breaks down barriers to bring wellness to the community; you'll be part of shaping the future of health.