Study Physical Therapy at Sacred Heart University
Students can pursue study of physical therapy through two options:
- 3+3 Program: Allows undergraduates the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in physical therapy in six years
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy: Prepares students to enter the physical therapy profession
- Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program: A post-professional didactic and mentored clinical educational experience
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Sacred Heart University to Celebrate Opening of Center for Healthcare Education
August 4, 2017
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—After nearly two years of construction, Sacred Heart University’s new Center for Healthcare Education is ready to open. Staff and faculty from the College of Health Professions and College of Nursing have moved into the state-of-the-art building, and students will begin their studies with the latest technology and modern features there this fall. The official unveiling will be Friday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m., and health-care workshops and lectures will take place throughout the year to celebrate the new facility and inform the community about the importance of health care.
Sacred Heart University Awards Tenure, Promotions
April 18, 2017
Sacred Heart University has awarded tenure to nine faculty members, seven of whom also earned promotions. In addition, seven additional members were promoted.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Present Project Posters
December 21, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Doctor of Physical Therapy students enrolled in Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions presented the results of their semester-long projects with posters recently at SHU’s Trumbull facility. In all, 65 third-year doctoral students worked on projects in teams of four to six and created posters for the presentation, outlining their work. The 15 posters illustrated students’ service learning clinical projects, which related to the development of health promotion or quality improvement programs at such local facilities as physical therapy clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing centers, adult day care agencies and community agencies. The project is the last hurdle for the students before they begin clinical internships, according to Donna Bowers, chair of the doctor of physical therapy program.