Physical Therapy

Prospective Students

The Physical Therapy Department offers two programs of study leading to degrees.  The undergraduate program offers a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology, and the graduate program offers a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Department Attributes

  • Laboratory courses have small teacher-student ratios to allow for greater feedback in developing clinical skills. 
  • State-of-the-art laboratories for motion analysis, balance, and cardiopulmonary evaluation.
Special Programs for Graduate Students

A number of student assistantships are awarded each year to assist faculty with research, teaching, community outreach and program implementation.

Special Programs for Undergraduate Students

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Exercise Physiology students participate in the annual New England American College of Sports Medicine College Bowl.  In November 2009, the UMass Lowell team beat 15 universities and colleges in New England to take first place.

Where to Find Information


  1. See degree programs for a complete list of degrees offered in Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy. Each program has a description of the admissions and graduation requirements, and potential careers opportunities.
  2. Check out the current students link to get a sense of what life as a student in the Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy programs might be like for you.
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students