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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.
If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 215-596-8677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 2015 and 2016 is 99.25%. For USciences graduates in the Classes of 2017 and 2018, the employment rate within 6 months of passing the licensure exam is 100%. To access further details on pass rates, visit this link on the FSBPT website.
PT Professor Secures Funding For Stroke Research
January 10, 2019
Gregory Thielman, PT, EdD, ATC, CSRS professor of physical therapy and neuroscience was awarded a $57,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health's Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) pilot studies program.
USciences Graduate Continues Physical Therapy Career Aboard Navy Medical Ship
December 13, 2018
Lt. Joe Kenny DPT'15 used his USciences Doctor of Physical Therapy degree aboard the USNS Comfort during two deployments. He will soon begin the military's Musculoskeletal Residency Program.
Students Inducted into Alpha Chi National Honor Society
December 04, 2018
Thirty-nine students became the newest members inducted into the USciences Pennsylvania Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, during a special ceremony held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
Occupational Therapy Student Strengthens Research Skills to Improve Patient Care
October 30, 2018
Hellerstein has already seen how research can impact the field. She completed an independent study that assessed how LGBTQ health issues are addressed in occupational therapy education.
18th Annual Leahy Memorial Lecture Features Discussion About Post-Concussion Syndrome
October 04, 2018
Rob Landel, DPT, Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California spoke about managing post-concussion syndrome at the 18th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture.
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495