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Ranked Best Grad Schools by U.S. News & World Report - Physical Therapy 2021
Moving Lives Forward

“Our sustained rise in national rankings reflects the rapidly increasing strength of our educational, research and clinical missions at the USF Health School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. The value of our programs is unmatched even by many of the most storied and respected programs. We continue to attract high caliber students and faculty and continue to Move Lives Forward."

Douglas Haladay, PT, DPT, PhD, MHS Professor & Director, USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Associate Dean, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine University of South Florida - Tampa, FL

Pioneering the Future of Physical Therapy

The USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of South Florida not only nurtures future physical therapists but also advances the profession through innovative research and expert clinical care, leading the way in Moving Lives Forward.

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Unveils State-of-the-Art Simulation Lab, Revolutionizing Student Learning Experience

Introducing the Chalsty Rehabilitation Experiential Learning Laboratory: A groundbreaking facility enabling hands-on training and real-world readiness for students pursuing inpatient settings in health care.

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Qualified applicants up 72% from 2018-2023.
100% of students complete a capstone research project.
94% First time pass rate on NPTE.


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Advancing Biomechanics, Movement Sciences, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Irene Davis received the esteemed 2023 Muybridge Award from the International Society of Biomechanics. She is the second woman recognized with this prestigious international honor.

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76% increase in peer reviewed publications from 2019-2022.
33% increase in research expenditures from 2019-2023.
Average of 32 professional presentations annually.

Enhancing Patient Outcomes
through Expanded Research Endeavors

Our faculty are making strides in impactful research and collaborations, shaping the future of patient care and movement sciences. Federal funding from sources like the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) further fuels these pioneering initiatives. Read More

Clinical Care

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Empowering Lives with Collaborative Healing: Putting Patients at the Heart of the Team

Our clinicians play a pivotal role in transforming lives through their dedicated care across key centers like the USF Health PT Center, USF Health Concussion Center, USF Student Health and Wellness Center, and USF Athletics. With their seamless integration throughout the campus, they continuously strive to enhance patient outcomes and well-being.

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Over 14,000 unique patient encounters yearly.
7 Board-Certifications among clinicians and faculty.
100% Orthopaedic Residency Graduation and Licensure Rate.