Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best; #1 in Phila., #2 in PA

By Emily Horowitz | April 11, 2024

Arcadia University is proud to announce that its Physical Therapy program reigns as the top DPT program in the Philadelphia area in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Arcadia’s PT program is also the second in Pennsylvania and among the top 15 percent of all physical therapy doctoral programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Arcadia’s innovative, entry-level DPT program is available in both residential and hybrid formats. We also offer a Master of Public Health/Doctor of Physical Therapy dual degree program.

DPT students have options for clinical education across the United States, as well as the opportunity to join a physical therapy service learning experience in Belize, Bolivia, Jamaica, or Guatemala.

With the combined classroom and experiential learning offered throughout the program, DPT graduates surpass the national average for passing the licensure examination on the first attempt and have done so since the program’s inception.

In addition to Physical Therapy, Arcadia is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for its graduate programs in Physician Assistant, Public Health, and Education.