Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

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Shields Delivers the 8th Annual Ann Putnam Kaleckas Lecture

Dr. Richard K. Shields gave the 2015 Eighth Annual Ann Putnam Kaleckas Lecture at Northwestern University March 30th.  Dr. Shields lecture "Capitalizing on Tissue Plasticity to Improve Health after Sp...

35 Students Receive DPT Degree

At the December 19, 2014 Commencement Ceremony, the Department conferred the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree upon 35 students.  All members of the graduating class were recognized for their ex...

Laura Frey Law Receives NIH R03 Grant

Laura Frey Law, Associate Professor, recently received an NIH R03 grant entitled “Phenotyping Evoked Central Sensitivity to Painful Stimuli.”

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  • Excellence in Education

    The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences offers a unique learning environment in a leading medical education center. The department consists of faculty members who are dedicated clinical educators and scientists who embrace the department's mission to advance the health of humankind. Through our faculty members' clinical teaching skills and commitment to advancing new knowledge in physical therapy, our students are artfully mentored to meet the challenges facing health care today.

    checkmarkThe University of Iowa Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is ranked #4 among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report.

    checkmarkOur students enjoy a 100% first time pass rate of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy's national licensure exam.

    checkmarkThe Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences has an outstanding history of success at the University of Iowa.