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Victoria Marchese, PT, PhD
Jane Kroh Satterfield Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Department Chair

Established in 1956, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science (UMSOM PTRS) has a long history of providing outstanding education, producing high quality research, and contributing extensively to service.

Our Education Offerings

UMSOM PTRS is actively engaged in a variety of post-professional programs:

  • University of Maryland Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency

UMSOM PTRS is dedicated to advancing the profession of rehabilitation through high-quality research, excellence in clinical practice, and advances in curricular design and delivery. Our faculty are nationally recognized for their extensive experience.

We are leading the way in the following focused research areas:

  • Neuromotor Performance and Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Performance and Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Robotics
  • Curricular Design and Delivery

The Camden Yards clinical practice provides comprehensive therapy treatment utilizing evidence-based medicine for orthopedic conditions in patients of all ages.

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UMSOM PTRS faculty provide innovation in clinical practice through joint collaborations with:

  • University of Maryland Orthopaedics Associates School of Medicine Practices at Camden Yards
  • University of Maryland College Park Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Balance and Mobility Clinic at the Baltimore VA Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Medical Center

All UMSOM PTRS faculty are actively engaged in service to the Baltimore community:

  • George Washington Elementary School after school program
  • CommUnity Fest
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine’s Anatomy of Sports Day
  • Hollins House Health Fair
  • UMB Health Alliance at the Community Engagement Center
  • Mini-Med School for Kids
  • Campus Wellness Fair
  • Swim Across America

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program prepares students to function as independent practitioners by learning to provide appropriate interventions for patients across the lifespan.

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The PhD in Physical Rehabilitation Science program trains graduate students to become independent investigators who will advance the field of rehabilitation research.

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Our residency and fellowship programs offer an accelerated path to clinical specialization and mentorship with expert clinicians.

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The Camden Yards clinical practice provides comprehensive therapy treatment utilizing evidence-based medicine for orthopedic conditions in patients of all ages.

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The University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science is dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary rehabilitation science and improving health through six main research areas.

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Our continuing education courses allow professionals to elevate their practice through contemporary, evidence-based courses by instructors with wide-ranging expertise.

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The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave, Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
telephone: 703-706-3245
email: accreditation@apta.org
website: http://www.capteonline.org.


If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 410-706-7720 or email ptadmissions@som.umaryland.edu.
Please visit our Graduate Outcomes page for information on graduation rate, licensure exam pass rate, and employment rate.