Physical Therapy

Ranked in 2012 | Physical Therapy Rankings Methodology

To become a physical therapist, students must first master many different science competencies, including biomechanics, neuroscience, exercise physiology and anatomy. These are the top physical therapy schools.

Rank School name Score
#1 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

4.3
#2 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

4.2
#3 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

4.1
#3 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

4.1
#5 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

3.9
#5 U.S. Army-​Baylor University

Fort Sam Houston, TX

3.9
#7 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

3.8
#7 MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, MA

3.8
#9 Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

3.7
#9 University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

3.7
#9 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

3.7
#12 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

3.6
#12 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

3.6
#14 Arcadia University

Glenside, PA

3.5
#14 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

3.5
#16 Boston University

Boston, MA

3.4
#16 Creighton University

Omaha, NE

3.4
#16 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

3.4
#19 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

3.3
#19 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

3.3
#19 University of California—​San Francisco -​ San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

3.3
#19 University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

3.3
#19 University of Maryland—​Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

3.3
#19 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

3.3
#19 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

3.3

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