Physical therapy cannot move forward as a profession until those who practice it resolve the issue of unwarranted variation in practice. Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, FAPTA, in her delivery of the 22nd John H. P. Maley Lecture was unequivocal in sending this message to the...read more
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...read more
Tara Jo Manal, University of Delaware Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, will be delivering the 2017 John H.P. Maley Lecture at the NEXT American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo in Boston, Mass.read more
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!
“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
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; website. 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).