The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy is committed to continuous learning and innovative solutions to accomplish our mission: to enhance human health and quality of life. Accordingly, we are preparing the next generation of physical therapists to deliver the highest level of care to society. We are leaders shaping the future of health care.
We have built a unique and influential community of faculty, students, staff, patients, and other partners, and continually leverage our combined strengths in research, education, and clinical service to help create healthier individuals and communities.
Ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2004, we continue to be a prestigious center of excellence — and we continue to thrive, with physical therapy one of the nation’s fastest-growing health professions.
Our degree programs allow graduates to choose an educational path to help them reach their goals and become leaders in the field. The majority of our students are enrolled in our pioneering, three-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), which is delivered in both hybrid and residential formats. We also offer one of the top programs in biokinesiology — the study of the biological bases of movement, with a master’s degree and a Ph.D.