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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 the University of the Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org
Frequently asked questions regarding physical therapy programs, accreditation, and complaints about a CAPTE accredited program can be found by clicking here, or by calling 703-706-3244.
The two-year average (2016, 2017) graduation rate is 94.21%, inclusive of students entering from within the University as well as post-baccalaureate entry students. Ultimate 2-year licensure pass rate (2014-2015) is 97.56%. Employment rate within 6 months of passing licensure exam—100%. To access further details on pass rates, visit this link on the FSBPT site. .
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Watch USciences 197th Commencement Live on May 23
May 18, 2018
We will be streaming USciences 197th Commencement Ceremony live on May 23 at 1 p.m.
Research Day Emphasizes Student Research on Topics from Breast Cancer to PTSD
April 11, 2018
More than 240 student researchers and their faculty advisors presented novel research being conducted throughout the University's four colleges during the 16th Annual Research Day on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
Student Vlogger Emily Pasqualetto Broadcasts Life as a USciences Student
March 22, 2018
Pasqualetto, from Toms River, New Jersey, said she was inspired to use her iPhone camera to document life as a student at USciences after seeing students from other schools like Temple University sharing so much about their campus life.
Dr. Lora Packel Named PT Chair at USciences
February 23, 2018
Dr. Packel, an associate professor of physical therapy, had been serving as interim chair since July 1, 2017.
USciences Announces College Restructuring for 2018-19
February 21, 2018
The main element of the restructure is the elimination of Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy with its programs being repositioned to the other colleges.
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