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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 under 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?
- When you enroll as a freshman, you will not have to take the GRE or reapply for the
professional phase of the program as long as you maintain the required GPAs. And
you can earn a Bachelor's Degree and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in under six years.
- Learn from a faculty of doctoral-trained, clinically certified specialists with rich, diverse backgrounds.
- Our 31-month professional 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.
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June 10, 2021
Associate Professor Anne Galgon and her team of student researchers aim to not only improve the function of technology, but also make it easier for clinicians to understand and seamlessly implement into their daily practices.
- Physical Therapy Lab Conducts Pilot Study on Physical Activity in Caregivers
June 10, 2021
Students from the Department of Physical Therapy have been working to determine the accuracy of two different step counting devices.
- Casey McCarthy DPT'21 Finds Lifelong Passion and Connections in Physical Therapy Program
May 25, 2021
Attending USciences' Physical Therapy program, Casey McCarthy DPT'21 found a challenge and a passion thanks to the inspiring faculty, their coursework, and rich fieldwork experiences.
- Alumni Spotlight: Brianna Ligotski DPT'18
May 17, 2021
A physical therapist, Dr. Ligotski works at Kaiser Permanente outpatient medical center in Stockton, CA, and recently earned specialty board certification in neurological physical therapy.
- 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.
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