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The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM PTRS) 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 encouraging leadership skills, fiscal responsibility and professional 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 and DPT/PhD programs go beyond the classroom, combining research and clinical care to improve the life of patients.

UMSOM PTRS currently offers four degrees:
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Rehabilitation Science (PhD)
  • Dual DPT/PhD
  • Dual DPT/MPH (Master of Public Health)