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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.
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.
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.
Dr. Eric Pelletier Honored with 2019 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
May 23, 2019
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia presented the 2019 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching to Eric Pelletier DPT, assistant professor of physical therapy, on May 22, 2019, at its 198th Commencement Ceremony.
Alumna Credits Career Success to Experiences in Physical Therapy Program
May 23, 2019
Dr. Wald credits her early success in her career to her experience in the classroom an in clinical settings offered in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at USciences.
152 Students Honored at 2019 Bachelor's Degree Conferment Ceremony
May 20, 2019
More than 150 students were honored at the 8th Annual Conferment Ceremony on May 17, 2019 in the Athletic/Recreation Center's Bobby Morgan Arena.
Under the Microscope: Taking a Closer Look at USciences Faculty Research
May 16, 2019
A Q&A with faculty researchers to gain insight into the passion behind their fields of interest.
Physical Therapy Alumna Pursues Her Calling at Trauma and Stroke Hospital
April 26, 2019
MEREDITH STEWART DPT'17, had hoped to attend a physical therapy program in Philadelphia so that she could experience the excitement of living in a city. University of the Sciences gained her attention after speaking with one of the admissions counselors. However, her admissions interview sealed the deal.
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810