Studying obesity and the control of blood flow and cardiovascular responses to diet and exercise interventions
Brain Plasticity Laboratory
Sangeetha is testing non-invasive brain stimulation paradigms as candidate adjuvants to gait therapy to enhance walking capacity in stroke survivors
Investigating the impact of parent administered interventions for preterm infants in neonatal intensive care unit
Promoting human resilience and quality of life by increasing healthy living behaviors
Developing individualized therapeutic approaches to advance existing neurorehabilitation practices using state-of-art technologies
Educating physicians on how physical therapy can be an effective alternative to prescribing opioids
Internationally recognized for academic excellence and accomplishments
Located in the heart of the Illinois Medical District, UIC’s Department of Physical Therapy gives you access to state-of-the-art educational, clinical and research facilities, with proximity to major medical centers in a large urban setting.
Rather than extending the life span (the number of years a person lives), we are committed to prolonging the healthspan–emphasizing high quality of life, free of debilitating disease and dependence. Healthspan is a proactive healthy living model that moves away from the traditional healthcare model, where individuals primarily seek care in the hospital and clinics, oftentimes after becoming well-entrenched in poor health, toward an embedded culture of healthy living right where we live, learn and work.
Stats and Facts
Physical Therapy Degrees
|Doctor of Physical Therapy||On Campus||Training tomorrow's leaders in physical therapy practice||Apply|
|Doctor of Clinical Exercise Physiology||On Campus||Providing unique didactic and practical training opportunities that elevate the professional preparation beyond what is currently available for students who aspire to practice as clinical exercise physiologists||Apply|
|MS in Healthspan Promotion and Rehabilitation||On Campus||For scholars and researchers interested in movement dysfunction, functional limitations and the outcomes of rehabilitation on the human body||Apply|
|Clinical Rehabilitation and Technology Research Certificate||On Campus||Enhance your communication and scientific writing skills while preparing for graduate curriculum in rehabilitation||Apply|
|Healthy Living Practitioner™ Certificate||On Campus or Online||For health professionals who want to assess lifestyle behaviors and subsequently develop and implement Healthy Living Interventions||Apply|
|Technology-Based Health Communication and Promotion Certificate||Online||Become proficient in using the web, social media and mobile applications to deliver healthy living interventions and promotions||Apply|
Physical Therapy Residencies
|Residency in Sports Physical Therapy||On Campus||For licensed physical therapists looking to perfect their skills as sports practitioners and educators with some of the world's best practitioners||Apply|
|Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy||On Campus||For licensed physical therapists looking to perfect their skills as orthopedic practitioners and educators with some of the world's best practitioners||Apply|
What makes us great
Physical Therapy Faculty Practice
Our orthopedic outpatient physical therapy faculty practice offers expert consultations, evaluations and interventions without a referral. It’s also home to a unique residency program that provides experience in patient care to Doctor of Physical Therapy students throughout their studies. Undergraduates, residents, DPT students and faculty all learn and work together.
We value international collaborative relationships, and have institutional and individual partnerships around the world. With these partners, we engage in faculty and student exchange; joint research and educational activities; sharing of academic materials; and a formal clinical education exchange.
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8:00 am - 5:30 pmAHS 409This is a multi-day event that takes place Oct. 20 - 21