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Coronavirus Update

Latest update

For the latest updates, please see the KU Medical Center coronavirus information page.

The department's main office remains open at this time. However, faculty and staff may be working remotely from home during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

  • For questions concerning student applications: contact Robert Bagley.
  • For questions from current physical therapy students or about the program's curriculum: contact Steve Jernigan.
  • For questions related to the athletic training degree program: contact LesLee Taylor.
  • For questions related to the rehabilitation science degree program: contact Irina Smirnova.
  • For questions related to physical therapy clinical education: contact Yvonne Colgrove.
  • For questions related to vendors, office management, or general inquiries: contact Donna Heishman.

All departmental plans are in addition to information provided by the executive vice chancellor including those distributed via several university broadcast email messages.

The health and safety of KU students and employees is the top priority for the School of Health Professions.

Please send any questions or concerns to the school at

Last modified: Feb 15, 2021

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Important Dates

2019-2020 Admissions Cycle

July 1
PTCAS opens for online applications

November 1
Deadline to submit PTCAS application

June 1
Classes begin

Note: these dates are subject to change for future admissions cycles.

We're here to answer questions and help students prepare for an exciting career in physical therapy. Please contact us at

KU undergraduate students seeking advising on the KU Lawrence campus, and high school students, should contact Robin Merritt at the Undergraduate Advising Center, 785-864-2834 (711 TTY).