The mission of the UAMS Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is to educate students who will practice patient-centered physical therapy while embracing cultural diversity, ethical integrity, professionalism and collaboration with other members of the health care team.  The program fosters lifelong learning through emphasis on critical thinking, clinical application of knowledge and evidence-based medicine.  Graduates of the program will be prepared to enter into any aspect of physical therapy, with the ability to serve any community and contribute to the profession through leadership, education, and service.


The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UAMS is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:;  website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 479-713-8600 or email


John Jefferson, PT, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Northwest
College of Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy
1125 N. College Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72703-1908
(479) 713-8600
(479) 713-8606 (fax)