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Interested in Physical Therapy? 

Join us for Summer Institute of Movement Science (SIMS)

Monday, June 20–Thursday, June 24, 2022
9 a.m.–2 p.m. daily

University of the Sciences Campus
4500 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19104

Minority high school students are exclusively invited to join us for a Summer Institute of Movement Science (SIMS), a week-long interactive experience learning about the profession of physical therapy (PT) and movement science, the different areas of PT practice, and how to apply to PT schools. 

There’s no better way to learn about PT than to engage with physical therapists and current PT students. SIMS students will learn about:

  • Adaptive sports programs for people with disabilities—try out adaptive sports equipment!
    Travel in Philadelphia for people with disabilities (in partnership with SEPTA)
  • Use of different assistive devices such as walkers and canes to experience how someone with a disability may get around a college campus
  • Heart disease and stroke prevention through diet and exercise—learn to order a healthy meal when dining out, and appropriate exercises for people who have had a stroke
  • How the brain helps us to walk and the importance of balance activities

Cost: $25.00 (includes SEPTA pass)*

Attendance is capped at 15 students. 

Made possible through the ADAPT grant, funded by the Minority Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.

*It is our belief that every student should have the opportunity to attend regardless of their ability to pay. Please email if you are experiencing financial hardship.

Application Process

The application is due by April 15, 2022.  Registration is limited to 15 participants, so be sure to sign up early! The application must include:

  • Completed registration form with emergency contact information
  • Signed Hold Harmless agreement
  • Signed Waiver

We will notify applicants of their registration status by the first week in June.

Questions? Email us at 

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What is a physical therapist? 

Physical therapists (PT) are movement specialists. PTs work with people of all ages throughout the continuum of health from prevention to rehabilitation. We help to improve quality of life using manual techniques, education, and exercise. 

PTs work in a variety of settings, such as: outpatient and rehabilitation clinics, hospitals, homecare, schools, nursing homes, athletic teams.

See how PTs work to improve health

Please note: University of the Sciences and Saint Joseph’s University fully expect to join together on June 1, 2022, combining the excellence and traditions of two renowned schools as one—Saint Joseph’s. Finalization of this merger is pending routine regulatory and accreditation requirements including approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. More information.