Darcy S. Reisman, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Darcy S. Reisman, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Department Chair

The Physical Therapy Department at University of Delaware has one of the highest ranked DPT programs in the country. The Department is involved in several exciting educational programs including an outstanding DPT program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) since 1976. We also are part of a highly successful Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, and Clinical Residency Programs for practicing clinicians in sports, orthopedic, neurologic, geriatric and acute care physical therapy. In addition to our academic programs we have two Physical Therapy Clinics, that provide outstanding rehabilitation services to the community in addition to serving as educational settings for our DPT students, PhD students, Residents and practicing clinicians. We also have faculty who are world renowned researchers who contribute to improving the field of physical therapy and provide state of the art education for our students.

Underpinning our department is a firm commitment to prepare our students for an interconnected and diverse world and health care landscape. We embrace diverse and inclusive educational, clinical, and social environments, and truly believe that our profession of Physical Therapy is enriched by the contributions and full participation of people from different backgrounds. We are actively working on promoting diversity and inclusion within the department. For our prospective students, I encourage you to learn more about our Advancing Diversity in Physical Therapy (ADAPT) program. I’m happy to receive feedback regarding our Program and our students. For questions or concerns please contact me directly.


Darcy S. Reisman, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

(302) 831-0508


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