The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has been training leaders in the field of physical therapy for more than 50 years. The department gives its students a top-quality education in physical therapy, research and clinical services, while also encouraging leadership skills, fiscal responsibility and written and oral communication. Our graduates possess the knowledge, skills and incentive to provide the best possible care and service to their communities.
Creating such successful graduates means we must keep our standards high. Students and faculty are given every chance to practice their craft in active research laboratories and our state-of-the-art learning facilities. Candidates in the PhD program in Rehabilitation Science go beyond the classroom, combining research and clinical care to improve the life of patients.
Our quality programs include a three-year entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Rehabilitation Science. We also offer an active continuing education program for our graduates so they can continue their professional growth and improve the quality of care they provide to their patients.