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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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Occupational Therapy Students Get Hands-On Experience at Camp Discovery
June 26, 2018
USciences Occupational therapy students got a different type of hands-on experience this summer as they helped to organize and host Camp Discovery, a unique camp offered to women who have had or are currently receiving treatment for cancer.
At 95, Alumnus, Former Professor Welcomes Grandson to the Ranks of USciences Alumni
June 14, 2018
At nearly 95 years old, it has been more than 30 years since Arthur E. Greene BS'49, MS'50, DSc'52 retired as an adjunct professor of virology at University of the Sciences, however, he returned to the University's commencement ceremony this year to watch his most beloved student, his grandson, receive his diploma.
Class of 2018 Snapshot
June 05, 2018
A snapshot of USciences Class of 2018 and a breakdown of statistics about the class.
Kyla Colburn HS'18 Takes First Step in Path to Medical School
May 24, 2018
Kyla Colburn HS’18, who is working fulfill her goal of being a cardiologist, found guidance and support in USciences faculty members while pursuing her bachelors in health science to help her toward her career aspirations.
Using Technology to Train Smarter, Alex Skacel DPT'15 is the Elite Athlete's 'Secret Weapon'
May 22, 2018
Working with some of the world's top athletes, Alex Skacel DPT'15 has established his own business as a sports physical therapist and performance trainer who may just help to extend an athletic career.
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