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Why Drexel?

For 30 years, Drexel’s nationally ranked physical therapy and rehabilitation programs have provided a rich environment for students to develop skills in evidence-based practice, teaching, informatics, research and leadership. We are a pioneer in technology-infused education, research and clinical practice. We use technology at the point of care to facilitate immediate access to current information, a state-of-the-art simulation lab to assist in educating premier clinicians, and electronic medical records to enrich our teaching and clinical practice.

Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty members are among the most highly respected and productive academicians, researchers and clinicians in the country with expertise in a variety of specialty areas. We have developed numerous local, national and international clinical teaching and research collaborations. Our research laboratories and funded researchers provide opportunities to pursue exciting initiatives in selected areas of orthopedics and pediatrics. Notably, 60% of our faculty members continue clinical practice. Our faculty practice, Drexel University Physical Therapy Services, has sites at the 11th Street Family Health Services, Drexel Athletics and 2 locations on Drexel’s Center City campus.

The Philadelphia region offers students numerous resources and opportunities to augment the academic experience as well as the social and cultural experience.

PT ImageWhy Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences?

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences are growing and exciting health care professions with opportunities in research, education and clinical practice areas such as athletics, pediatrics, orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, and many others. Physical therapists are not only at the forefront of rehabilitation, but actively promote health and wellness.
  • Our student body of about 200 students includes students from throughout the United States and countries such as Canada, Ghana, India, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. We are fortunate to have such diversity within our 6 programs.
  • Throughout the history of our DPT programs, our first-time licensure pass rate is 98%, with an overall pass rate of 100%.
  • Our students, faculty and alumni have the opportunity to participate as volunteers with Hearts in Motion (HIM). Hearts in Motion is a non-profit organization that sends teams of volunteers to impoverished areas of Central America to improve the lives of children and families. In 2010, we traveled to Guatemala for 10 days to provide PT services.
  • We offer 4 degree and 2 advanced certificate programs. Please explore our web pages for a wealth of information about our programs, students, faculty, research and clinical practice. We look forward to hearing from you.

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