PHYSICAL THERAPY

WELCOME TO PHYSICAL THERAPY

 

Ranked #1 in the nation by US News and World Report, the University of Delaware’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program offers a 2.5-year DPT degree and post-graduate education, including six residency and fellowship programs and an interdisciplinary PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science. Renowned faculty prepare students to be entry level practitioners capable of pursuing a specialty area or transitioning into graduate studies within the research environment. The Department prepares a diverse workforce of physical therapists capable of top-of-license practice.

 

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to advance physical therapist practice by providing outstanding entry-level and post-graduate education, translating science to deliver quality clinical services, leading federally funded rehabilitation research, and training the next generation of rehabilitation researchers and leaders of our profession.

DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM

UD Physical Therapy Clinic safely reopens for learning, treatment: youtube.com/watch?v=h9wiKC0kELk

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program aims to educate outstanding entry-level physical therapists who provide excellent physical therapy services, integrate scientific inquiry into their clinical practice and have a well-developed sense of professionalism and social responsibility.

UD PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC

 

The Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic is the State’s premier outpatient clinic. Located at the University of Delaware, the clinic provides a unique environment where physical therapists, students, and researchers work together to implement cutting-edge treatment to patients from the University and the surrounding community. We are open to the public!

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PT News

Latest News
  • Doctoral students and faculty overcome coronavirus barriers to get to finish

    PHYSICAL THERAPY GRADUATION VIRTUAL

    January 28, 2021 | Written by Kelly Bothum
    Doctoral students and faculty overcome coronavirus barriers to get to finish
  • Stuart Binder-Macleod to deliver APTA McMillan Lecture

    January 14, 2021 | Written by Kelly Bothum
    Stuart Binder-Macleod, the Edward L. Ratledge Professor of Physical Therapy, is giving one more lecture as he ends a remarkable career at the University of Delaware.
  • UD Physical Therapy students present at APTA

    December 16, 2020 | Written by Kelly Bothum
    More than a dozen Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students are currently engaged in research, including some who will be presenting at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting 2021 in February.

EVENTS

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Delaware is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 302-831-8910 or email pt-admissions@udel.edu. Please visit our Student Outcomes page for information on graduation rate, ultimate licensure exam pass rate, and employment rate over the most recent two years. The University of Delaware also offers credentialed residencies in sports, orthopedics, geriatrics, neurology, and acute care. CAPTE does not provide oversight or accreditation of residency programs. Our residency programs are accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).