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October 22-23, 2016

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FDN-Pittsburgh-Marquette-Challenge-Logo-2015-2016_Final_Outlines_Horiz-01-2-1024x228UDPT 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!

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Brain imaging

New brain imaging equipment is now available to scientists at the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus. The technology is called functional near-infrared spectroscopy, or just fNIRS for short. It gathers brain activity, including cortical activation, during real-world... read more

Harnessing mobility

Corey Beattie was in car crash. A horrific one. After a fall evening in 2010 out line dancing with her friends, their vehicle was involved in an accident on Route 896 near New London, Pennsylvania. Some of the 17-year-old’s injuries – a broken clavicle, right femur... read more

Foundation for Physical Therapy

Foundation for Physical Therapy Recognizes UDPT Students The Foundation for Physical Therapy recently presented students of the University of Delaware Physical Therapy Program with the 2015-16 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge Award of Excellence and Biggest Stretch... read more

Newly Credentialed UDPT Alumni

UDPT Alumni Now Credentialed Specialists Nine University of Delaware Physical Therapy (UDPT) alumni or former residents have received certification in a specialty. Congratulations! Geriatric Credentialed Specialist (GCS) Orthopaedic Credentialed Specialists (OCS)... read more

“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

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capte_logo_200px 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; emailwebsite. 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 but is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Further, the University of Delaware offers credentialed residencies in sports, orthopedics, geriatrics, neurology, and acute care. Similarly, 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).