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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 USciences DPT degree program 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. More information about admission and the application process.
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 degree 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 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduates are in high demand, typically receiving several job offers before graduation.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 215-596-8677 or email email@example.com
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 2018 and 2019 is 98.6% (100% 2018; 97.2% 2019). The first-time pass rate for the DPT class of 2019 is 84.5% and the first-time pass rate for the DPT class of 2020 is 82.5%. For USciences graduates who responded to the alumni survey, 100% were employed within 6 months of passing the licensure exam (2019). To access further details on pass rates, visit this link on the FSBPT website.
- PT Research Adapts to Provide Safe Patient Care During the Pandemic
March 15, 2021
In Samson College's Department of Physical Therapy, Greg Thielman and Margie Roos found a creative solution to give their students clinical research experience while complying with COVID-19 guidelines.
- Faculty Under the Microscope: A Closer Look at USciences Faculty Research
February 05, 2021
USciences faculty researchers are passionate about their areas of interest. In these interviews, faculty members discuss how they got involved in their research and what keeps them interested.
- Alumnae Find Support System for 'Mompreneurs'
February 03, 2021
Carrie Pagliano MPT'99, founder of Carrie Pagliano Physical Therapy in Arlington, Va., and Lauren (Smith) Sok MPT'00, founder of Functionize Health & Physical Therapy in Decatur, Ga., have always had each other to lean on. They wanted fellow "mompreneurs" to have that same support system.
- 20th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture Goes Virtual
October 02, 2020
USciences' annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture went virtual for its 20th year, finding great success through this adapted format.
- Keith Creagh DPT'10 Helped Patients Recovering from COVID-19 in New Jersey
September 24, 2020
When coronavirus (COVID-19) began to impact New Jersey in March, Keith Creagh DPT'10 helped to lead his team of therapists to care for patients while staying safe.
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