Prospective DPT Students

Program outcome data and information for high school, undergraduate, and non-traditional students

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Support the PTRS Department

Prospective PhD Students

PhD program fosters education through training of future professors and researchers

Welcome from the Chair

A Message from Richard Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor, Chair and DEO.

Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. More...

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.

checkmark The University of Iowa Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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

checkmark Our DPT students enjoy a 98.86% 2-year (2022-2023) licensure examination first-time examination pass rate.