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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 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.
Occupational Therapy Students Celebrate Transition to Professional Phase of Education
April 08, 2019
As they transition to the professional phase of their education, 60 occupational therapy students at University of the Sciences took part in the 15th annual OT pinning ceremony on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
Research Day Showcases Breadth of Student and Faculty Work at USciences
April 08, 2019
The 17th Annual Research Day was no different with more than 240 poster presentations from undergraduate and graduate students from programs across all three of USciences' colleges.
USciences Researchers Awarded More than $3M in Grants and Contracts for 2018
March 28, 2019
Researchers and investigators from throughout University of the Sciences' three colleges were awarded $3.4 million in grant and contract funding in 2018 to support their ongoing investigations and support student involvement in research and training.
Physical Therapy Students Gain Real-World Experience at USciences Pro Bono Clinic
March 20, 2019
Before they have even started their careers Alexa Mock DPT'21 and Tammy Megedyuk DPT'24 are already perfecting their bedside manner and getting to interact with patients at USciences Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic where, with faculty mentors, they help to treat residents of Southwest and West Philadelphia.
USciences ROTC Students Are One Step Closer to Becoming Commissioned Officers
March 18, 2019
At Fort Knox, these students needed to complete rigorous training, build their confidence, and test their physical and mental strength to develop into successful officers and leaders.
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