Studying physical therapy at Indiana University Indianapolis is a great choice. As a student, you will start making a real difference in the lives of people during your first year through community-focused programs, benefiting underserved people in the community while you learn.
You will participate in a 36-month, on-campus program, taking advantage of a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical partnerships — both locally and nationally — to facilitate and develop clinical skills.
At IU Indianapolis, you are in the heart of our state's leading health-care systems and hospitals, so clinical experiences are available to you on campus and nearby. This is the place for medical research breakthroughs, with partnerships including the IU School of Medicine and four hospitals on our campus. Our facilities are brand new and we encourage you to come by for a visit or tour.
Once you graduate, backed with an Indiana University degree, you will enter the profession as a physical therapy practitioner prepared to:
- Communicate verbally and in writing with patient/clients and their caregivers, colleagues, legislators, third-party payers, and other constituents
- Demonstrate decision-making skills including clinical reasoning, clinical judgment, and reflective practice
- Screen patients/clients to determine the need for further examination or consultation by a PT or referral to another health care professional
- Establish a collaborative physical therapy plan of care that is safe, effective, patient/client-centered, and evidence-based