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Hicks appointed to APTA Board of Directors

Gregory Hicks, PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been appointed by the APTA Board of Directors (Board) to complete the leadership term of Sheila K. Nicholson, PT, DPT, MBA, MA, following her death in June this year.


Binder-Macleod receives McMillan Award

UDPT’s Stuart Binder-Macleod, PT, PhD, FAPTA selected to present the 51st Annual Mary McMillan Lecture, at APTA’s 2020 NEXT Conference and Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona (June 2020).


Vice Chair Search for UDPT

UDPT seeks a Vice Chair to join the Department





UDPT students place third overall in the 2018-19 Pitt-Marquette Challenge to benefit the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research.



UD Physical Therapy to the Rescue

It has been more than 20 years since Tonya Avent, AS96, soaked up UD life as an undergrad. But after her daughter  Kennedi suffered a serious knee injury while trying to qualify for the National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championship last summer, Avent once again...

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UDPT Alumni Credentialed Specialists 2019

Congratulations to University of Delaware Physical Therapy (UDPT) alumni who have recently received certification in a specialty area! If you are one of our alumni who recently received ABPTS certification and do not appear on the list below, please...

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UD Super Bowl Alumni Threepeat

Regardless of the outcome of the 2019 NFL Super Bowl, one thing is certain – a University of Delaware alum will be a winner. That’s because the athletic training staffs of both the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots include graduates of programs offered by...

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REACH100% APTA Membership 2018

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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; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 302-831-8910 or email Please visit our Student Outcomes page for information on graduation rate, ultimate licensure exam pass rate, and employment rate over the most recent two years. The University of Delaware also offers credentialed residencies in sports, orthopedics, geriatrics, neurology, and acute care. 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).


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