Division of Physical Therapy

physical rehab


Our mission
is to improve the physical well-being and quality of life of people in the state of Minnesota and throughout the world by training scholarly physical therapists, developing researchers in rehabilitation science, and discovering new knowledge. We aim to empower:

1) DPT graduates from the Division of Physical Therapy with didactic knowledge, clinical skills, and translational abilities to bring prevailing best practice into the clinic
2) Ph.D. graduates from the Division of Rehabilitation Science with the talents to discover and disseminate rehabilitation breakthroughs
3) Physical therapist graduates from the Geriatric Clinical Residency program with specialized clinical / academic skills to enhance care for the elderly.

Contact Us

Liz Goebel
Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 612-624-2662
Email: goebe005@umn.edu

Becky Olson-Kellogg, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Geriatric Residency Director
Phone: 612-624-6591
Email: olso0184@umn.edu

Mailing Address: 

Division of Physical Therapy
MMC 388
420 Delaware Street SE
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55455

Recruiting: Faculty Position

The Division of Physical Therapy is now accepting applications for a faculty Associate Professor to serve as the Director of Educational Innovation. Please see the PDF for more detailed information.

  • Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony 

    The 2018 commencement ceremony will be held on June 16th, 2018 beginning at 11:00AM at the Northrop Memorial Auditorium. Click here for more detailed information or contact Liz Goebel

  • 19th Annual Jack Allison Lecture 

    We just had our 18th Annual Jack Allison Lecture! Please check back in Spring of 2018 for more detailed information on the upcoming lecture.