This is a Department of many accomplishments, including the first Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program in the United States and our region’s first APTA accredited clinical residency program for physical therapists.
We are a Department of thirteen core faculty, sixteen adjunct/associated faculty and two staff committed to excellence in our teaching, scholarship and service missions. We are actively engaged in our School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and the University community.
We are a Department that is grateful to the 478 clinical education sites across the United States (and some foreign countries) who partner with us in our education mission.
We are a Department of 153 entry level and 22 transitional program Doctor of Physical Therapy students who are working hard each day to meet the present and future needs of persons experiencing disablement. In 2009, our students provided over 980 hours of community engagement in local service learning experiences.
We are very proud of our over 600 program alumni who are achieving their own career and personal goals as physical therapists. We are committed to our patient care mission in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University Medical Center, the Fred Leroy Health and Wellness Center in south Omaha, the United States Public Health Service/Indian Health Service Hospital at Winnebago, Nebraska and the Institute for Latin American Concern in the Dominican Republic.
We are a Department with a research mission in rehabilitation research, teaching and learning, community engagement and health services.
We are a Department that is committed to providing education, scholarship and service in the tradition of Catholic and Jesuit higher education. We look forward to interacting more with you in the future.
Deborah L. Givens, PT, PhD, DPT
Professor and Chair
Physical Therapy Department