CU Physical Therapy Climbs in RankingsApr 22, 2020
Each school's score reflects its average rating on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding), based on a survey of academics at peer institutions. The ranking shows the strength of the physical therapy program, out of 239 accredited doctoral programs.
The program’s #15 ranking came out of the 2017 survey and scoring. The program was previously ranked #34 in the 2016 ranking and #40 in 2012.
While rankings are subject to methodology, the program’s increase into a top tier program is a reflection of forward thinking changes, such as establishing a Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program, a Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency and implementing a pre- and post-graduation yearlong internship of the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The program has also increased its research presence, both in extramural research funds, collaborations and faculty.