The Department of Physical Therapy, located within the College of Public Health and Health Professions, consists of a dynamic, and growing faculty dedicated to excellence in education, research, and service. The Department is committed to:
- Preparing entry-level students to become practitioners of evidence-based physical therapy
- Training PhD students to perform basic science and clinical research
- Advancing the science of physical therapy and rehabilitation through innovative interdisciplinary research, and professional and community service
The Department’s faculty is nationally and internationally known for their areas of expertise, which include Neurorehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Exercise Physiology, Neurophysiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Pediatrics and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. The Department is housed in the new state-of-the-art HPNP building.
We pride ourselves in our entry-level professional educational program, which is ranked fourth in the nation for AAU Public Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
The mission of our professional program is:
- to prepare students to become physical therapists that embrace evidence based physical therapy practice, meet the multifaceted health needs of patients, consumers, and society, and participate in professional and community service. To fulfill this mission we create a stimulating and collaborative environment that promotes education, research, service and leadership.
I am truly excited to serve as Chair of such a dynamic, innovative group of faculty eager to be at the foreground of physical therapy and rehabilitation science. I hope that you visit the rest of our Web site and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future!
Krista Vandenborne, PT, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy