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 two interdisciplinary PhD programs in Biomechanics and Movement Science and Neuroscience. 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 is to optimize quality of life and human function by transforming physical therapy.

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!

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

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    November 17, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    A new program spearheaded by Gregory Hicks from the University of Delaware and Elizabeth Skidmore from the University of Pittsburgh has been funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health to effectively confront and overcome challenges of eliminating health inequities that impact groups underrepresented throughout the healthcare workforce.

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).