In This Section
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
As the U.S. population ages, there is increasing demand for trained healthcare professionals who can help individuals recover from injuries, prevent loss of mobility, and function at their highest level. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, you’ll play a critical and rewarding role in the evolving future of health care.
The DPT program at USciences is a hands-on clinical program taught by doctoral-trained, clinically certified specialists. You’ll start working with real patients in the first year of your professional curriculum, and participate in full-time clinical work at locations nationwide, with more than 200 companies. If you enter the program as a USciences freshman, you can complete the DPT in just six years. We also admit transfer and graduate professional students.
In the DPT program, you will learn to work as a member of an interprofessional healthcare team through a collaborative clinic with medical students from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).
What Sets Us Apart?
- The USciences DPT program requires no reapplying for the professional years as long
as you maintain the required GPA.
- If you enroll in the DPT program as a freshman, you can earn a Doctor of Physical
Therapy in just six years.
- Learn from a faculty of doctoral-trained, clinically certified specialists with rich, diverse backgrounds.
- Our DPT program is immersive and evidence-based. You will learn by doing through our
pro bono community clinics and full-time clinical experiences.
- USciences DPT graduates are in high demand, typically receiving several job offers before graduation.
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.
- Loading Events...
USciences Signs Articulation Agreement with Bucks County Community College
November 17, 2017
University of the Sciences and Bucks County Community College signed a professional bridge articulation agreement allowing students who graduate from Bucks with specified associate degrees to enter into USciences pre-professional programs in physical therapy and pharmacy.
Matching Funds Double #GivingTuesdayUSciences Impact
November 15, 2017
Tuesday, Nov. 28 is a day for giving back. Give Online and participate in #GivingTuesdayUSciences this holiday season. Each gift is being matched thanks to the generosity of a USciences alumna.
USciences Alumnus Leads PT Team for U.S. Navy's Humanitarian Mission in Puerto Rico
November 03, 2017
As FEMA and other aid organizations descended on Puerto Rico in the days after Hurricane Maria made direct landfall on the island, Lieutenant Joseph Kenny DPT'15 made his way to the devastated U.S. territory aboard the USNS Comfort, a floating hospital ship
USciences Lab Focuses on Improving Brain Function, Activity in People with Stroke
November 02, 2017
Each week, several research subjects who have had a stroke tie up their laces and get on the treadmill or the stationary bicycle inside the Patricia Leahy Memorial Research Laboratory to begin raising their heart rate to begin their circuit training session
2017 Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture Focused on Brain Plasticity
October 19, 2017
The annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture serves to add monies to a scholarship fund to financially assist PT students during clinical education and to honor the memory of Professor Leahy.
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810