Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Ranked Second in PA, 20th in Nation

By Caitlin Burns | March 24, 2016

Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program was ranked second in Pennsylvania and 20th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2016. Arcadia was the only school in the Philadelphia region to rank in the top 20 list for Physical Therapy. The peer assessment survey rated programs based on academic quality of institutions accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Arcadia’s DPT students have opportunities throughout the U.S. and abroad to practice their skills, through research trips and service projects. Over half of the 2016 graduates participated in the program’s four service trips in Guatemala, Haiti, London, and Jamaica.

Physical therapy is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States, with approximately 34 percent field growth nationally through 2024, according to Department of Labor projections. Approximately 99 percent of DPT graduates each year since 2013 were employed by commencement, with many finding employment through connections made during clinical experiences.