Manchester University / Alumni / @manchester Newsletter September 2022 / Manchester adds Doctor of Physical Therapy

Manchester adds Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Plan includes student-run orthopedic and neuromuscular pro-bono clinic.


Manchester has a deep commitment to integrity and respect for every individual. Its mission is to graduate people of ability and conviction who will lead principled, productive and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

To that end, it is now accepting students to the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Manchester University Fort Wayne.

Building on its success in the health sciences, including a strong undergraduate major in pre-physical therapy, Manchester plans to begin DPT courses in May 2023.

As experts in movement, physical therapists evaluate and diagnose musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological conditions and treat them using exercise, hands-on therapy and patient education. They assist people to live pain-free while restoring, maintaining, and promoting optimal results.

Each Manchester physical therapy lab is furnished with the latest equipment for advanced physical therapy learning and practice.

The student-run orthopedic and neuromuscular pro-bono clinic will offer students hands-on clinical experience with patients. It will focus on the needs of those in rural and underserved communities.

Read more about the program here.