Physical Therapy Schools in California

A list of Physical Therapy Schools in California . All programs listed below are fully accredited unless noted.  When a school’s accreditation status is anything other than “Continuing” (fully accredited, not new), that status will be listed after the school name.

A = Associate’s Degree    B = Bachelor’s Degree    C = Certificate   M = Master’s Degree


Up to date as of 07/16/2018


Physical Therapy Schools in California

Azusa Pacific University

Physical Therapy Program
901 East Alosta Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

Michael Laymon, PT, Program Director
(626) 815-5020

California State University, Fresno

Physical Therapy Department
2345 East San Ramon Avenue, MS-MH29
Fresno, CA 93740-8031

Peggy R. Trueblood, PT, PhD, Program Director
(559) 278-2625

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Physical Therapy
College of Health and Human Services
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

Kay Cerny, PT, PhD, Program Director
(562) 985-4072

California State University, Northridge

Department of Physical Therapy
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8411

Janet Adams, PT, MS, Program Director
(818) 677-2203

California State University, Sacramento

Department of Physical Therapy
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6020

Susan McGinty, PT, EdD, Program Director
(916) 278-6426

Chapman University (Formerly Childrens Hospital)

Department of Physical Therapy
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92666

Venita Lovelace-Chandler, PT, PhD, Program Director
(714) 744-7620

Loma Linda University 

Department of Physical Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Loma Linda University
Loma, Linda CA 92350

Larry Chinnock, PT, EdD, Program Director
(909) 558-4632

Mount Saint Mary’s University

Department of Physical Therapy
10 Chester Place
Los, Angeles CA 90007

Debbie L. Lowe, PT, PhD, Program Director
(213) 477-2600

Samuel Merritt University 

Department of Physical Therapy
450 30th Street Suite 3706
Oakland, CA 94609

Terrence M. Nordstrom, PT, Program Director
(510) 869-6241

University of California, San Francisco/SFSU

Department of Physical Therapy & Rehab Science
1318 7th Avenue, Box 0736
San Francisco, CA 94143-0736

Nancy Byl, PT, PhD, Program Director
(415) 476-3147

University of Southern California

Department of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
1540 East Alcazar Street, CHP 155
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

James Gordon, PT, EdD, Program Director
(323) 442-2900

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

700 Windy Point Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069

Wanda B. Nitsch, PT, PhD, MTC, Program Director
(760) 591-3012 Toll Free (866) 557-3731

University of the Pacific 

Department of Physical Therapy
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Cathy Peterson, PT, EdD, Program Director
(209) 946-2886

Western University of Health Sciences

Department of Physical Therapy Education
309 East 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766-1889

Denise Schilling, PT, PhD, Program Director
(909) 706-3526


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