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The University of Iowa

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Iowa City, IA

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Overview

The University of Iowa / Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science is located in Iowa City, IA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Physical therapy
Master of Arts (MA) Physical rehabilitation science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physical rehabilitation science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

429
Applied
42
Accepted
42
Enrolled
10%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
85
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline November 1st May 15th Yes
Winter deadline Not reported October 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 30
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

120
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
99%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.67%
Black or African American 2.5%
White or Caucasian 93%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.83%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

80
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 72
Male (35)
Female (45)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Neuroplasticity and motor control, pain mechanisms, biomechanics and sports medicine, neuromuscular physiology, cardiovascular physiology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,754,635

Location & Contact

Address 1-252 Medical Education Building
Iowa City, IA  52242
United States
Contact Dr. Richard K. Shields
Chair and Department Executive Officer
Email: physical-therapy@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-9791
Fax: 319-335-9707