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UDPT students raised a total of $17,400.13 in the 2016-17 VCU-Marquette Challenge, which pushes their cumulative donation to $100,574.61. UDPT is proud to announce that our students have now entered the Challenge Society Membership. This occurs when cumulative donation reaches $100,000. We are very proud of our students’ hard work and dedication to help advance physical therapy research. Congratulations!

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Physical Therapy Honor

UD’s Gregory Hicks to chair national board on medical rehabilitation research. The University of Delaware’s Gregory Hicks has been elected to become the chair of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NABMRR). Hicks, professor and chair of the...

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Super experience

Physical therapy graduate Mike Akinbola excels with New England Patriots. As a member of the New England Patriots athletic training staff, University of Delaware alumnus Michael Akinbola won big this season. But it wasn’t just the Super Bowl. The National Football...

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Alum cites ‘tremendous support’

Feldman tackles double-duty for Philadelphia Eagles and NovaCare Rehabilitation. Two-time University of Delaware alumnus Steve Feldman has a unique job. The physical therapist and athletic trainer spends 75 percent of his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, working...

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“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

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).

Non-Discrimination Statement, July 2017

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

For inquiries or complaints related to non-discrimination policies, please contact:

Susan L. Groff, Ed.D.
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
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Newark, DE 19716
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Director, Office of Disability Support Services
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OR contact the U.S. Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights (https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm)

Sue Groff
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator