Student Life

What to Expect: Students should expect to be in class from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM every day. An average day is composed of tutorial, classroom instruction and labs. There are also days spent in clinic. There are breaks throughout the day, however students often spend that time studying or practicing clinical skills.
Extracurricular activities: All MU DPT students are expected to participate in community service during their time in the program. We have a wide variety of activities in which we participate in as a program, but are always looking to add more. Many students enjoy serving in a capacity they have experienced previously, but many like to explore new opportunities that will assist them in their development as physical therapists. We have a new Saints Center for Service which helps students navigate the process.

A few of the projects and events we are involved in include:
  • MU 5K
  • MU Go Baby Go 
  • Super H run
  • Adaptive sports program
  • Falls prevention program
  • Alzheimer’s program  
Marymount's brand new Saints Center for Service is the campus service hub that will offer increased opportunities for students, faculty and staff to work together on service projects inside and outside of the classroom.  

Professional Development activities: MU DPT is committed to fostering student leadership both in the classroom and in the profession of physical therapy. The faculty and students are highly engaged with the physical therapy profession from the local to the national level. With our close proximity to the APTA headquarters, MU DPT offers multiple unique opportunities for students to engage in advocacy, service, and networking events with leaders in the field.
Student support:
Marymount offers a wide range of programs and services that support the wellbeing of students.
  • Free tutoring: The dept of PT has a dedicated tutor to support the intellectual development of our students. In addition, students can seek academic support from the Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Student Affairs: assists students as they navigate life at Marymount and refers students to the various available resources on campus
  • Graduate student council: This group is a student government organization which supports all of the graduate programs on campus.
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Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)