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Department of Physical Therapy
What better way to make a difference than physical therapy? The profession is effective and changes lives. And the need is increasing: The U.S. Dept. of Labor predicts that the U.S. will need 39% more physical therapists by 2020.
Our mission is to educate Doctor of Physical Therapy students to practice autonomously, yet collaboratively, within evolving, complex, and diverse healthcare environments. Graduates will be prepared to be lifelong learners and movement specialists that use evidence to optimize patient/client function and health.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 215-596-8677 or email email@example.com.
The 2-year graduation rate calculated using the new CAPTE formula is 85.5% for the DPT Classes of 2017 and 2018. Using the historic U.S. Department of Education methodology, the 2-year graduation rate (DPT Classes of 2017 and 2018) is 89.5% for on-time graduation and 96.1% for graduation within 150% of anticipated graduation date. The two-year ultimate pass rate on the national licensure examination for the DPT Classes of 2016 and 2017 is 100%. For USciences graduates who responded to the alumni survey, 100% were employed within 6 months of passing the licensure exam (2017, 2018). To access further details on pass rates, visit this link on the FSBPT website.
OT Students Join Fight Against Parkinson's by Teaching Boxing
June 18, 2019
Occupational therapy students in their second professional year of the program are learning the numerous benefits of boxing after a semester of weekly coaching as part of their fieldwork.
Dr. Eric Pelletier Honored with 2019 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
May 23, 2019
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia presented the 2019 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching to Eric Pelletier DPT, assistant professor of physical therapy, on May 22, 2019, at its 198th Commencement Ceremony.
Alumna Credits Career Success to Experiences in Physical Therapy Program
May 23, 2019
Dr. Wald credits her early success in her career to her experience in the classroom an in clinical settings offered in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at USciences.
USciences Honors Class of 2019 at 198th Commencement
May 23, 2019
Approximately 620 graduates were honored at USciences 198th Commencement Ceremony on May 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Liacouras Center. Among the recipients was Dr. Rachel L. Levine, who received an honorary doctor of science degree.
152 Students Honored at 2019 Bachelor's Degree Conferment Ceremony
May 20, 2019
More than 150 students were honored at the 8th Annual Conferment Ceremony on May 17, 2019 in the Athletic/Recreation Center's Bobby Morgan Arena.
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