Physical Therapy Degree Program

Physical therapists generally find work in hospitals, public schools, rehabilitation centers, private clinics, nursing homes, etc. Following are the top universities offering Physical Therapy Degree Programs:

University of Washington
- The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine's Division of Physical Therapy offers a graduate professional entry-level education program. Graduates will earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and are eligible to take the national Physical Therapy licensing exam in any state.
- The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine's Physical Therapy (PT) program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Ithaca College
- The doctor of physical therapy program is designed for freshman entry and completion of all undergraduate and graduate requirements for a D. P. T. in six years of study.
- The IC first-time test-taker pass rate for the 2009 National Licensing Exam for Physical Therapy was 96%.

Arizona School of Health Sciences - A.T. Still University
- The Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) entry level program is designed for the individual without a physical therapy degree.
- A.T. Still University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

University of Southern California
- The Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy offers multiple degree programs, including the three-year Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a Ph.D. in Biokinesiology, one of the nation’s first Ph.D. degrees in physical therapy education.
- Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of Top Physical Therapy Schools.

University of Pittsburgh
- The Department of Physical Therapy offers a three-year, full-time professional program leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.
- Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy is ranked 2nd in the nation by U.S. News (2009).

University of Colorado Denver
- The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is an entry-level physical therapy program which is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
- CU has been ranked 6th among public institutions in federal research expenditures by the National Science Foundation.