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Tara Jo Manal Selected as 2016 Alumni Wall of Fame Honoree

Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAPTA,  will be inducted into the University of Delaware Alumni Wall of Fame on June 4, 2016 during UD’s 8th annual Alumni Weekend. Read more.



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Innovative and open-source workarounds provide mobility and socialization opportunities for many children with disabilities thanks to Sunil Agrawal of UD Mechanical Engineering, and Cole Galloway of UD Physical Therapy. Read more.



UDPT Open House May 7, 2016

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UDPT students have been awarded the Award of Excellence in the 2015-16 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge. They raised a total of $24,272.60 in this year’s challenge. We are so very proud of their hard work and dedication to help advance physical therapy research. Congratulations!


“I was just amazed when I walked inside [the STAR Health Sciences Complex]. I had never seen anything like it. I have been to a lot of physical therapies but I feel like your building is what the public really needs. The physical therapists are interested in every case that comes in – you can tell because of the way they talk to you and the way they treat you. You all have helped me a whole lot and I think the treatment is very good. I had had a pain in my shoulder for a long time and I had been getting shots in my shoulder, but your therapist put his hand on my back and showed me the exercises to do with my arms. Now, I don’t have pain in my shoulder anymore. I just feel great that I went there, and overjoyed that I feel back to myself again.” – Ida Barkley

age 85

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The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Delaware is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. Please visit our “Student Outcomes” page for information on graduation rate, ultimate licensure exam pass rate, and employment rate over the most recent three years. The Department of Physical Therapy also offers qualifying DPT students the option to earn a Master of Science (MS) in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science. Unlike the DPT program, the MS Degree program falls outside the auspice of CAPTE accreditation. Further, the University of Delaware offers credentialed residencies in sports, orthopedics, geriatrics and neurology. Similarly, CAPTE does not provide oversight or accreditation of residency programs.