Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

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Shields Named as 2017 McMillan Lecture Award Recipient

Richard Shields has been named the recipient of the 2017 McMillan Lecture Award.  The Mary McMillan Lecture Award was established by the American Physical Therapy  Association (APTA) in 1963 and is th...

Dr. Shields Appointed to NICHD Council

Richard Shields PT, PhD, FAPTA has been appointed to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Advisory Council.  Dr. Shields will play a key role in NICHD operations by providing a...

Dr. Shields Receives Two R01 Grant Awards from NIH

Richard Shields PT, PhD, FAPTA received two NIH R01 grant awards totalling over 3.6 million dollars.  The projects focus on improving metabolic health of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) through s...

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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% 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.