Emory DPT Ranked 5th in the US by US News and World Report

We are happy to announce that the Emory Doctor of Physical Therapy Program was ranked 5th in the 2016 US News and World Report rankings of physical therapy programs. The Emory DPT Program moved up from 7th place (in 2012) to 5th place in the current rankings out of over 200 programs in the country!

Using a scale of 1-5, with 1 being a marginal program and 5 being an outstanding program, our score increased from 3.8 in 2012 to 4.1 in 2016. Four programs with a score of 4.3 tied for the first place with our program coming in right after them at 4.1

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This recognition is largely contributed to the growth in our dual degree programs, residency programs, service learning opportunities, innovative courses within our curriculum, research and scholarly endeavors of our faculty and the ongoing integration with our clinical partners within Emory Healthcare!

Above all, this recognition is clearly a testament to the dedicated work, striving for excellence and engagement of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of Emory’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program within the physical therapy profession.

Congratulations to us all for the outstanding work and recognition!

Dr. Zoher Kapasi, will serve in a dual role as Director for the Division of Physical Therapy and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr. David Burke, Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Zoher Kapasi has accepted the position of Vice Chair of Education for the Department. In this new role, Dr. Kapasi will serve to organize the structure and coordination of educational programs from undergraduate through graduate medical education. He will also work to enhance the Department’s educational mission and profile, and will serve as a liaison between the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the School of Medicine.

Dr. Kapasi has been a longstanding member of our Department and has served as Director of the Division of Physical Therapy since 2011. In that role he has overseen the expansion of the School of Physical Therapy and has made significant progress in upgrading the research profile of the Division. His leadership and the outcomes that have resulted have been stellar.

It is anticipated that Dr. Kapasi, in this new role, will effectively catalyze the educational commitment and capacity within the Department, and as an emissary between our Department and the other teaching programs in the School of Medicine.

Congratulations to Dr. Kapasi as he begins working in this new role.