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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will host two Open House events, April 9 and 12, to celebrate and support the development of its Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program and its Exercise Science (EXSC) Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Pathway Program. Area practitioners and thought leaders in the fields of physical therapy and exercise science are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Harrisburg University invites connection with area Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who wish to support the University’s impactful STEM degree programs. Prospective employees in support of the DPT and EXSC programs will learn about needed roles as lab assistants, guest lecturers, associated professors, and clinical instructors. Clinic leaders wishing to connect with talented and motivated students to serve in their clinics are also most welcome.

Prospective students looking to expand their professional growth through the PTA Pathway and DPT programs are also invited to attend and discuss the program with admissions and academic staff.

Participants will have opportunities during the event to learn about Harrisburg University’s degree programs, make connections with the scholar-practitioners on HU’s faculty, and view the advanced academic centers and laboratory facilities where HU delivers cutting-edge, career-focused classroom and hands-on instruction in healthcare, health science, and fitness-related fields.




  • UPMC Health Sciences Tower at Harrisburg University
  • 222 Chestnut Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17101
  • 7th floor

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates “much faster than average” growth in demand for trained Physical Therapists, with projections of 15 percent growth between 2022 and 2032.

Cameron McCoy, PhD, Harrisburg University’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer, welcomed this opportunity to strengthen the health sciences community in Harrisburg:

“Globally, HU remains at the forefront of affordable, world-class instruction in STEM and our graduates find themselves in high demand across the full range of progressive industries. Our focus on building collaborative university-industry-government talent pipelines allows us to swiftly address regional needs, particularly in valuable, impactful, understaffed fields like rehabilitation and nursing. Our professors value lasting connections and these open house events strengthen our shared efforts to shape healthy futures for learners and leaders alike.”

Interested in attending? Participants can attend either Open House event; RSVP is preferred but not required:


Tonya Miller, PT, DPT, PHD

Harrisburg University

Associate Professor & Academic and Program Lead, Doctor of Physical Therapy

717.901.5100 (ext. 1630)


Harrisburg University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is a private, nonprofit university offering bachelor’s and graduate degree programs in the fields of science, technology, and mathematics. For additional information about the University’s affordable, demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, please call 717-901-5146 or email Stay updated by following Harrisburg University on XLinkedInInstagram, and Facebook.


Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on December 1, 2024. 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/technical] phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in [professional/technical] 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.