Message from the Chair
Physical therapists are highly educated, licensed healthcare professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility.
If your desire is to become a practicing physical therapist, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at USciences will prepare you to exceed the American Physical Therapy Association vision for the future: “By 2020, physical therapy will be provided by physical therapists who are doctors of physical therapy, recognized by consumers and other healthcare professionals as the practitioners of choice to whom consumers have direct access for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions, and environmental barriers related to movement, function, and health.”
Ours is a department dedicated to providing a superior education so you’ll be ready “to practice autonomously within an evolving, complex, and diverse healthcare environment.” That comes straight out of our mission statement, and you’ll experience how we live it every day.
You will actively engage in outcome-driven classroom, laboratory, experiential, and clinical education activities. This student-centered-learning will feed your curiosity and help you succeed, equipping you for not just the present healthcare environment but also the future.
Our dedicated faculty is committed to guiding students to become professionals who value integrity, lifelong learning, and a commitment to rendering evidence-based comprehensive physical therapy for all people.
We welcome the opportunity for you to join us and begin your journey to becoming a physical therapist.
Marc Campolo, PT, PhD, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy