Now Accepting Applications for the New Hybrid DPT Program, DPT@USC

To learn more about DPT@USC, request information and an admissions counselor will contact you.

Why Become a Physical Therapist

Interested in becoming a physical therapist? Learn about what it takes to work in this fast-growing and rewarding field.

Leading Innovation in Physical Therapy

As a longstanding leader in the field, the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy is defining the future of physical therapy. Our powerful community of faculty, students, staff and patients all contribute to developing innovative solutions that deliver the highest level of care to society.

Alumna Spotlight: Kara Kessans Working as a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer for USA Volleyball

The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy’s DPT program prepares students to become leaders in physical therapy, shaping the future of health care. Kara Kessans ’06 is an alumna who illustrates this type of leadership working with elite volleyball players on the U.S. Women's National Indoor Team.

Associate Dean Gordon on the Evolution of Physical Therapy

For more than 60 years, USC’s Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy has been leading innovation in the physical therapy profession through excellence in education, research, and practice. In anticipation of the hybrid DPT program launch, we sat down with Dr. James Gordon to learn about his observations of how physical therapy has responded to the needs of society over time, and USC’s unique contributions to the discipline as it approached its 100th anniversary.