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The application cycle started July 1, 2022 with the first program cohort beginning at CMU in the Fall 2023 semester. We are accepting applications through PTCAS

Thank you for your interest in studying Physical Therapy at Colorado Mesa University.

Our program is in the development stage. Pending approval, we plan to enroll the inaugural cohort in Fall 2023. The physical therapy program, along with programs in occupational therapy and physician assistant studies, are  housed in the St. Mary's Medical Education Center. The facility, located adjacent to the Center for Reflection and the Hotel Maverick on the main campus in Grand Junction, opened in the late Fall of 2021. The Medical Education Center includes space for both didactic and laboratory experiences as well as a Human Anatomy Lab and dedicated space for Inter-Professional Education (IPE) activities. 


If you have any questions about the Physical Therapy Program at Colorado Mesa University, please check our Frequently Asked Questions page or send us an email at [email protected]

Physical Therapists help people to maximize their quality of life. They work with people of all ages and abilities, and in a variety of settings (e.g. acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and outpatient offices). They help people rehabilitate from devastating injuries, manage chronic conditions, avoid surgery and prescription drugs, and create healthy habits. 

St. Mary's Medical Education Center, home to CMU's Physical Therapy Program in Colorado

Employment Growth

Projected employment growth for physical therapists from 2020 to 2030.


Median Salary

Median salary for physical therapists in 2021 according to the BLS.


Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305; phone; 703-706-3245; [email protected] is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Colorado Mesa University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. On 12/1/2022, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.