Anticipating growth in the Master of Physical Therapy program, Missouri State University hired Hastings+Chivetta to design a new facility for the College of Health and Human Services. The original two-story building was completed in 1999 and houses a clinic, offices, modality and exercise laboratories, classrooms, a computer lab, a lounge and locker rooms.
The modalities lab is fully equipped with prosthetics and orthotics so students learn the application of ultrasound, hydrotherapy, infrared and laser light, and electrical stimulation. Students also conduct nerve velocity studies, and surface and fine needle EMG studies.
The largest teaching space is the exercise lab, which is used for learning therapeutic procedures including examination, joint mobilization, and exercise prescription.
The 3,500 SF outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic promotes an integration of clinical experience, research, and classroom knowledge in the education and training of graduate students.
The 2012 addition provides expanded space to accommodate the PT program. Students and faculty now have access to a state-of-the-art gross anatomy lab, as well as a large tiered classroom.