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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OUR RESEARCH

 

The faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy have active research programs, funded both current and past by national (e.g.-National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Education, Foundation for Physical Therapy) and local (e.g.-University of Delaware Research Foundation, UNIDEL) agencies.

PT News

Latest News
  • Recruiting Research Participants

    Recruiting Research Participants

    September 21, 2021 | Written by Tracey Bryant
    Karin Silbernagel, associate professor of physical therapy, has been appointed director of the Center for Human Research Coordination. The new core facility will assist researchers across UD with the recruitment of study participants.
  • Kathleen Matt announces retirement plans

    September 09, 2021 | Written by UDaily Staff
    Kathleen S. Matt, dean of the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences (CHS) since 2009, has announced her plans to retire after the 2021-22 academic year. An alumna of UD, Matt also serves as professor of psychological and brain sciences and professor of kinesiology and applied physiology.
  • UNDERSTANDING MOTOR PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN WITH ASD

    August 18, 2021 | Written by Ashley Barnas
    Bhat awarded NIH grant for research on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

EVENTS

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Delaware 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: 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).