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Department of Physical Therapy

Matt_Ford_PTAnnually ranked as one of the top schools (19th) in U.S. News & World Report, the Department of Physical Therapy's (full website) graduates are acclaimed professionals who help patients overcome the effects of disease, injury and development abnormalities through the use of scientific principles in not only hospitals and clinics, but also in sports medicine, industry, consultation and research. With outstanding faculty/researchers, students learn in research laboratories focusing on clinically relevant studies of human motion and exercise physiology.

Fully accredited since 1967 by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, the department offers an entry level degree and a doctoral degree.

Doctor of Physical Therapy
For students who hold baccalaureate degrees in fields of study other than PT, the goal is to prepare a physical therapist to function effectively in clinical practice, education, administration and scientific inquiry with a primary focus on clinical practice. Read more...

Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science
Joint program offered by the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Department of Physical Therapy to design and implement research studies that will contribute to the knowledge base of rehabilitation science. Read more...

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