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Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Department Chair:

Melanie L. Matthies, PhD617-353-2724

Welcome to Boston University’s Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training. If you’re interested in health care, physical activity, and helping people, either of these diverse career fields can be richly fulfilling. Both offer excellent employment prospects, too. In fact, U.S. News & World Report includes physical therapist among its Top 10 Best Jobs of 2012. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts “faster than average” job growth for athletic trainers and physical therapists.

87465BG_PT_103221109_wmBU College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College has degree programs for students at all levels who are pursuing a wide range of professional goals. You’ll find undergraduate and graduate programs, two of which combine an undergraduate degree and advanced degree on an accelerated track.

We also offer a doctoral program in rehabilitation sciences, an interdisciplinary field that focuses on enhancing both physical and psychosocial functioning, as well as a Neurological Physical Therapy Residency Program.

For many reasons—from outstanding faculty to broad clinical training to our location in a renowned urban center of science and medicine—our programs rank among America’s best. We’re equally proud to say that our students are among Boston University’s most active, involved, and enthusiastic about their chosen fields.

We invite you to take a closer look. Choose any degree program to learn more about it.