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Welcome to DPT

The Physical Therapy Program at the University of South Carolina offers students a unique opportunity to develop skills in an intimate learning environment. Small class size allows students an opportunity to get individualized instruction and closely interact with instructors. Students complete an independent research project focused on clinical practice and learn the value of evidence-based practice.

Students who complete the DPT program at the University of South Carolina have the option of applying, and if accepted, enroll in an accelerated PhD degree in one of three areas including Motor Rehabilitation, Applied Physiology, or Health Aspects of Physical Activity.

Physical Therapy Program News & Events

DPT Open House

Coming Summer of 2014
Public Health Research Center, Room 114
921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Please email mh@mailbox.sc.edu to sign-up and for more details.

On to Olympics

Dr. Cathy Arnot of the Arnold School's Physical Therapy Program was selected to serve on the medical staff for the Olympic Games in London. She worked with USA Shooting team.

DPT Job Fair

Potential employers: if you want information about participating in our annual job fair, please contact Denise McHugh at mchughb@mailbox.sc.edu.


Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-5521 • mh@mailbox.sc.edu