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Department of Physical Therapy

When you increase someone’s mobility, you restore their quality of life. USciences empowers you to make a major difference as a movement specialist trained in evidence-based techniques that optimize patients’ function, health, and wellbeing. 

Professional Program

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    Physical TherapyProgram Options: DPT

    Your lifelong PT learning journey includes a 31-month professional curriculum. Our approach allows you to earn your Doctor of Physical Therapy at an accelerated pace and start your rewarding career sooner. With extensive clinical experience, you’ll emerge ready both to practice independently and work collaboratively in diverse healthcare environments. 

Three pathways to USciences DPT

  • Direct Entry (Early Assurance)*—Join us as a freshman and earn two degrees in under 6 years without having to re-apply.
  • Transfer*—Transfer into our undergraduate curriculum and enter the professional phase without taking GREs or re-applying.
  • Graduate (Post-bachelor’s degree)—After earning your bachelor’s degree, apply to the program and complete your doctorate in 31 months over eight semesters.

*See GPA requirements for progression into the professional phase of the DPT Program

Accreditation

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), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 215-596-8677 or email l.packel@usciences.edu.  

Outcomes

For USciences graduates who responded to the alumni survey 100% were employed within one year of passing the licensure examination (2019 & 2020.)  

The 2-year graduation rate is 93.7% (2019-2020).

The two-year ultimate pass rate on the national licensure examination for the DPT classes of 2019-2020 was 95.5%. The first-time pass rate for the DPT class of 2020 was 82.7%. To access further details on pass rates, visit this link on the FSBPT website.

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Admission Questions

Address:

Admission Office
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810

Email:

admit@usciences.edu

Contact:

Department of Physical Therapy Administration and Faculty Offices

Office Location:

Glasser Hall

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8677