Graduates

Our program has been preparing students to be highly competent and compassionate professionals for over 45 years. We take pride in having brought the most advanced educational philosophies, facilities, and other resources together with the finest professional faculty to create a uniquely effective learning experience.

Graduation Rate

Proof of our program's commitment to students is our graduation rate: for the last two years (2015 and 2016) 98 percent of our students have graduated from the program. From the first day of class to the last, we view our students as future colleagues and professionals, ever striving to teach and to interact with respect for each student.

High Pass Rate

Proof of our commitment to provide excellent education is the fact that over the past two years (2015 and 2016) our graduates have achieved a 97 percent first time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Board Examination.

Small Class Size

Class size is limited to a maximum of 48 students per class, with a high faculty-to-student ratio. This means classes are small enough for students to receive individual attention, yet large enough to provide a level of diversity among class members that enhances the education process. Small classes enable us to teach our students not only to explore current trends and creatively provide treatment today, but also to develop the skills to stay on the forefront of the profession throughout their careers.

The Future

Our graduates can be found in a variety of urban and rural practice settings throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Historically, and over the past two years (2015 and 2016), our post-graduation employment rate was 100 percent for our graduate who have sought employment.  They are practicing clinicians in hospitals, outpatient clinics, assisted living centers, in public schools, etc. They hold prestigious faculty positions at major universities. They are administrators of major health care organizations and clinics. They are consultants to industry and other national health organizations.

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Marking World AIDS Day: U of U Health to Provide Free HIV-Prevention Meds and Counseling Starting January
Clinical, Recognition
Dec 01, 2017

Marking World AIDS Day: U of U Health to Provide Free HIV-Prevention Meds and Counseling Starting January

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Utah will soon be home to one of the only free HIV prevention clinics in the U.S., and it all started with a plucky medical student named Jorgen Madsen. Starting in January, everyone — whether they have insurance or not — will have access through University of Utah Health to a game-changing medication-based HIV prevention strategy known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP), which earned FDA approval in 2012 and has been shown to be more than 90% effective at preventing HIV.... Read More

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Routinely Prescribed Antibiotic May Not Be Best for Treating Severe C. diff Infections
Research
Feb 06, 2017

Routinely Prescribed Antibiotic May Not Be Best for Treating Severe C. diff Infections

cdiff, hospital-acquired infection

Over the past two decades there has been a sharp rise in the number and severity of infections caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile often shortened to C. diff now the most common hospital acquired infection in the United States. But a new study suggests that the most routinely prescribed antibiotic is not the best treatment for severe cases. Scientists at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and University of Utah report that patients with a severe C. diff infection (CDI) were less likely to die when treated with the antibiotic vancomycin compared to the standard treatment of metronidazole. ... Read More

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