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The doctor of physical therapy program at Des Moines University offers a distinctive curriculum focused on patient-centered care. Classroom and clinical instruction emphasize problem solving and critical thinking while preparing you to become a lifelong learner. Extensive clinical instruction will enhance your education and prepare you to practice in a variety of health care environments.

At DMU, we are committed to training professionals who are not only highly competent but who are extremely compassionate to the needs of their patients. The combination of our expert faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and onsite clinic make DMU a powerful place to learn.

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Interested in learning more? Please contact the doctor of physical therapy admission office at 800-240-2767, ext 1499, or e-mail PTadmit@dmu.edu.


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After John Schantzen, D.O.’14, and his wife, Amy Schantzen, D.O.’14, completed the Via Christi family medicine residency in Wichita, KS, they joined the medical staff of Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, IA, a rural part of the state. There, …

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The DMU Physical Therapy Clinic: ama-a-a-azing space

When it comes to describing DMU’s renovated and sun-filled Physical Therapy Clinic on eighth floor of the DMU Clinic, patients say it best. “We have received great comments from patients regarding the state-of-the-art facility and the healing environment that it …

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FROM VISION TO RENOVATION: DMU enhances facilities

During the fall of 2017, DMU began a multi-phase program of renovations across campus. Competitive reviews of bidding organizations resulted in the selection of a joint project team of InVision Architecture and Graham Construction for the work. That December, the …

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Holiday stress and trigger points

Do the holidays have you so stressed that you’re experiencing pain? If so, Asher Bogdanove, a third-year student in DMU’s doctor of physical therapy degree program, and Kari Smith, P.T., D.P.T., BCB-PMD, manager of the DMU Physical Therapy Clinic, here …

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A whole lot of learning going on

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education hosted the Iowa Physical Therapy Association Southwest District meeting in collaboration with the DMU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. DMU physical therapy students shared evidence-based research poster and oral presentations …

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DMU physical therapy students walk, dance to help Parkinson’s patients

Every nine minutes, someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This chronic, progressive type of movement disorder affects an estimated one million Americans and more than 10 million people worldwide. It can affect a person’s ability to perform common, daily activities. There …

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Meet the DMU Health Leaders

Among Des Moines University’s 40-plus student clubs and organizations, there’s one that offers something for everyone: the DMU Health Leaders. Open to students in all eight DMU degree programs, the Health Leaders Club offers opportunities to network with and learn …

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Free Parkinson’s dance workshop begins Sept. 10

Beginning this September, Des Moines University and the American Parkinson Disease Association are partnering to offer a free eight-week Parkinson’s dance workshop for individuals who have the disease. The dance program is organized and funded by the American Parkinson Disease …

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Finding far-flung alumni

DMUmagazine recently encountered alumni who have taken their expertise and service to various corners of the world. Below are glimpses of their experiences. Do you have experiences off the beaten path that you’d like to share? Contact DMUmagazine Editor Barbara Dietrich Boose …

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Accreditation

DMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Des Moines University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 515-271-1634 or email traci.bush@dmu.edu.
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