Top Physical Therapy Schools

According to the U.S. News & World Report Graduate Schools ranking, University of Southern California is ranked top for Physical Therapy program, followed by University of Pittsburgh (tied for 2nd) and Washington University in St. Louis (tied for 2nd).

The USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has been consistently ranked among the best in the US, with its physical therapy program rated first in the country and the occupational therapy program rated in the Top 3 nationally.

The University of Pittsburgh is ranked in the Top 2 nationally for its Physical Therapy (PT) program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Univ of Pittsburgh offers the following Physical Therapy programs:
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • MS in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with concentrations in Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT)
  • PhD in Rehabilitation Science
Ranking of Top Physical Therapy Schools:
1. University of Southern California
2. University of Pittsburgh
2. Washington University in St. Louis
4. University of Delaware
5. US Army-Baylor University
5. University of Iowa
7. Arcadia University
7. MGH Institute of Health Professions
7. Northwestern University
7. University of Miami
11. Emory University
11. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
13. Duke University
13. University of California–San Francisco/San Francisco State University
15. New York University
15. University of Florida
15. University of Illinois–Chicago
15. University of Maryland–Baltimore
19. Creighton University
19. Marquette University
19. Ohio State University
19. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
19. University of Utah
24. Boston University
24. Texas Woman’s University
24. University of Kansas Medical Center
24. University of Texas Medical Branch–Galveston
24. Virginia Commonwealth University
29. Northern Arizona University
29. Regis University
29. University of Alabama–Birmingham
29. University of Washington
33. Columbia University
33. Mayo School of Health Related Sciences
33. University of Colorado–Denver
33. University of Nebraska Medical Center
33. University of Wisconsin–Madison
38. University of Kentucky
38. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
38. University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
41. Ithaca College
41. Ohio University
41. Simmons College
41. St. Louis University
41. Temple University
41. University of Central Arkansas
41. University of Indianapolis
41. University of Montana–Missoula
41. University of Tennessee Health Science Center
41. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center–Dallas
41. University of Vermont
52. Belmont University
52. Indiana University–Indianapolis
52. Sacred Heart University
52. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
52. University of Missouri–Columbia
57. Drexel University
57. Eastern Washington University
57. Old Dominion University
57. Pacific University
57. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
57. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–Camden/UMDNJ
57. St. Ambrose University
57. Stony Brook University
57. Texas State University–San Marcos
57. University at Buffalo–SUNY
57. University of Connecticut
57. University of Michigan–Flint
69. Bradley University
69. Chapman University
69. College of St. Scholastica
69. East Carolina University
69. Medical College of Georgia
69. Medical University of South Carolina
69. Northeastern University
69. SUNY–Upstate Medical Center
69. Samuel Merritt College
69. Thomas Jefferson Univ
69. Uni of North Dakota
69. Uni of Puget Sound
69. Uni of South Carolina–Columbia
69. Uni of South Florida
69. Uni of Tennessee–Chattanooga
69. West Virginia Univ
85. Armstrong Atlantic State Univ
85. College of St. Catherine
85. Elon Univ
85. Quinnipiac Univ
85. SUNY–Downstate Medical Center
85. Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Center
85. Uni of Evansville
85. Uni of Rhode Island
85. Uni of Texas Health Science Center–San Antonio
85. Uni of the Pacific

Source: U.S. News & World Report 2009 Edition

* Suggested Reading:

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