Department of Physical Therapy

Dean of the College of Health Professions: States

Chair: Lammers

Associate Chairs: Huber, Schroeder

Professor of Teaching: Drnach

Associate Professor of Teaching: Lammers

Assistant Professors: Anderson, Ashby, Baker, Colbert, Huber, McBride, Schnipke, Schroeder, Smith-Richards, D. Verhoff, Wilhelm


The Traditional and Bridge Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs at The University of Findlay are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 419-433-4863.

Program Options

The Physical Therapy program offers two options, Traditional and Weekend PTA to DPT Bridge Program. The Traditional program can be completed in six years, with three years of undergraduate study, and if admitted to the program, three years of graduate study. A bachelor’s degree is received at the end of the first year of graduate study and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree received after the sixth year. The Weekend PTA to DPT Bridge Program is designed for individuals who are licensed physical therapist assistants with completed baccalaureate degrees from an accredited institution recognized by the University or other specific degrees approved by the University of Findlay. After successful completion of three years of graduate study, students in the WEC program also receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Mission and Goals of the Program

The mission of the physical therapy program at The University of Findlay is empower students to help transform society by optimizing movement and function to improve the lives and well-being of those they serve.