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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: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 215-596-8677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2-year graduation rate is 94.45% (2018-2019). The two-year ultimate pass rate on the national licensure examination for the DPT classes of 2018 and 2019 is 95.8% (100% 2018; 91.6% 2019). For USciences graduates who responded to the alumni survey, 100% were employed within 6 months of passing the licensure exam (2018). To access further details on pass rates, visit this link on the FSBPT website.
Students Get Hands-On Experience in New Pediatric Occupational Therapy Lab
January 13, 2020
This fall, USciences' Department of Occupational Therapy opened the first pediatric occupational therapy laboratory on campus.
USciences Awarded $4.9 Million in Research Grants in 2019
December 19, 2019
USciences faculty researchers and students were supported by $4.9 million in grant funding awarded to the University in 2019. The additional dollars support ongoing investigations in each of the University's three colleges as well as student involvement in those projects.
W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Representatives Meet USciences Scholarship Recipients
December 19, 2019
W.W. Smith Charitable Trust provides funding for undergraduate students scholarships amounting to $71,000 in aid to support 17 undergraduate students.
For DrOT Alumna, USciences Provided an Accelerated Program and a Fulfilling Campus Experience
December 03, 2019
Pooja Patel DrOT'17 found that USciences offered an accelerated degree program and a well-rounded education.
The all-natural pain killer: Is CBD the future of OTC pain management?
November 19, 2019
Studies have shown recently that CBD can offer the same pain relief as traditional over the counter pain medications but without the adverse effects to the body's natural recovery process or harmful side effects.
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