College of Health Sciences

Physical Therapy

We prepare physical therapists to excel in evidence-based practice, discover and disseminate new knowledge, assume leadership roles, work collaboratively with other professions, and optimize global health.

Offering an entry-level DPT program, ranked 24th in the nation, an online DPT program, and a DPT/Public Health dual degree.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Offering an entry-level DPT program, ranked 24th in the nation, an online DPT program, and a DPT/Public Health dual degree.

Offering assured admission and accelerated program pathways to a D.P.T. degree.

Pre-Physical Therapy Programs

Offering assured admission and accelerated program pathways to a D.P.T. degree.

Our Physical Therapy faculty pursues and models scholarship, best practice, and leadership.

Our Faculty

Our Physical Therapy faculty pursues and models scholarship, best practice, and leadership.

Post-Professional Education Programs

Our post-professional programs enable physical therapists to be leaders in their practice, their profession, and their communities. 

A completely online TDPT program for practicing clinicians.

Transitional DPT

Become an expert clinician and prepare to sit for the orthopaedic clinical specialization examination.

Orthopaedic Residency

View upcoming continuing education courses for physical therapists.

Continuing Education

This certificate prepares the next generation of healthcare managers for a lifelong pursuit of professionalism, knowledge, innovation, stewardship, and leadership.

Healthcare Management and Leadership

Our Research and Services

Our faculty research areas include skeletal muscles, neurologic injuries, shoulder and knee movement, running biometrics and athletic performance, and the effects of exercise on Parkinson's Disease.

 

The clinic welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities who are looking to recover from or prevent running injury and maximize performance.

Running Injury Clinic

This program offers exercise classes for individuals with Parkinson's Disease or Multiple Sclerosis.

Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program

Arcadia University’s student-run Pro Bono Clinic offers no-cost physical therapy services to underinsured individuals. Our goal is to provide care that alleviates physical and psychological burdens.

Pro Bono Clinic

Learn more about our department research projects.

Faculty Research

During the spring of the first year, students are provided descriptions of current faculty-led research projects and can elect to participate. Participation in a project culminates in a capstone presentation and often leads to a presentation at a national meeting and/or publication. 

Student Research Opportunities

Upcoming Events

11
Oct

Prospective Student

Physical Therapy ONLINE Admission Information Session

Prospective Student

Physical Therapy ONLINE Admission Information Session

October 11, 2021

7:00pm to 9:00pm

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22
Nov

Prospective Student

Physical Therapy Admission Information Session

Prospective Student

Physical Therapy Admission Information Session

November 22, 2021

10:30am to 3:45pm

GLENSIDE

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Meet Our Students & Alumni

Physical Therapy alumna Jodee Fortner ’99 was featured in the Big Rock Eddies Short Film Festival winner Olga - An Arequipa Story. The film showcased the story of 12-year-old Olga, of Arequipa, Peru, as she was treated by Fortner to correct her congenital clubfoot over three years at MMI Peru’s Hope and Health Clinic.

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Enrollment Management
1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)
admiss@arcadia.edu

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Physical Therapy Department
Health Sciences Center
215-572-2950

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The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Arcadia University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 215-572-2950 or email ptadmission@arcadia.edu.