Washington University Program in Physical Therapy Named #1 by US News and World Report

We’re thrilled to announce that the Program in Physical Therapy has been named THE #1 Physical Therapy Program in the Country by US News and World Report.

This prestigious recognition is a testament to the Program’s unwavering commitment to excellence in education, research, clinical practice, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

“This ranking is very meaningful, as it reflects of how we are regarded by our peers,” says Gammon Earhart, Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurology, and Neuroscience and Associate Dean for the Program in Physical Therapy.  “Being a part of the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis allows WashU PT to remain at the leading edge of the field by embracing a competency-based curriculum, operating one of the most productive research enterprises in academic physical therapy, and providing top-notch patient care.  And we have fun doing it!”

The Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University offers a comprehensive competency-based curriculum designed to prepare students for successful careers in physical therapy. Through a combination of rigorous coursework, hands-on clinical experience, and cutting-edge research opportunities, students are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make a meaningful impact in the field.

In addition to its commitment to academic excellence, the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University is dedicated to advancing the field through groundbreaking research and innovation. Faculty members are engaged in a wide range of research areas, from biomechanics and motor control to rehabilitation science and clinical outcomes.

“We are fortunate to have a learning environment with such dedicated learners, faculty, and staff who care for each other while they strive to improve the profession of physical therapy for our patients,” said Dr. Steven Ambler, Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery and Division Director of Education for the Program in Physical Therapy. “It is the collective commitment to learning and curiosity that brings us together around our mission of advancing health through movement. “