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The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to advance physical therapist practice by providing outstanding entry-level and post-graduate education, translating science to deliver quality clinical services, leading federally funded rehabilitation research, and training the next generation of rehabilitation researchers and leaders of our profession.

Class of 2019 Graduation

Class of 2019 Graduation

On January 11th, the friends and family of the Class of 2019 attended UDPT's Convocation ceremony held at Clayton Hall. Third year PT students received their diploma marking the end of the chapter...

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Vestibular Conference

Vestibular Conference

Dates: May 2-3, 2020 Course Description: This course is designed for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Audiologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Otolaryngologists and...

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UDPT Student Reflections Upon Graduation

UDPT Student Reflections Upon Graduation

As Physical Therapy school comes to an end for the Class of 2019, 3rd year Doctor of Physical Therapy students reflect on their experience here at UDPT. Here are some of those reflections: Samuel...

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The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to educate outstanding entry-level physical therapists who provide excellent physical therapy services, integrate scientific inquiry into their clinical practice and have a well-developed sense of professionalism and social responsibility.


The Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic is the State’s premier outpatient clinic. Located at the University of Delaware, the clinic provides a unique environment where physical therapists, students, and researchers work together to implement cutting-edge treatment to patients from the University and the surrounding community. We are open to the public!


The faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy has active research programs funded by both national (e.g.-National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Education) and local (e.g.-University of Delaware Research Foundation, UNIDEL) agencies.

Our faculty are actively engaged in the University’s extensive Undergraduate Research Program and mentor a large number of undergraduates in research throughout the year. During the summer, many of the undergraduate researchers in physical therapy labs are part of the Science and Engineering Research Scholars Program and the Peter White Fellowships.

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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