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Creighton Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Ranks 15th in Nation says U.S. News & World Report

OMAHA, Neb. (March 18, 2016) — Creighton University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program was ranked 15th in the nation the U.S. News & World Report listings of the nation’s “Best Graduate Schools” for 2017. The ranking is one place above last year’s 16th place and puts Creighton in the top 7 percent in the country.

"The US News and World Report's ranking of the Creighton doctor of physical therapy program is very exciting. Although many factors contribute to the ranking, it remains a privilege to be a top rated DPT program in a Jesuit institution and speaks well to the importance placed on academics, service, and especially faculty who routinely contribute to nationally recognized scholarship,” said Kirk Peck Ph.D., interim chair of the physical therapy department at Creighton University.

Creighton shares the 15th slot with acclaimed physical therapy programs at Marquette University, University of Colorado Denver, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In 1993, Creighton was the first in the nation to offer a doctor of physical therapy degree program. Today, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education requires that all programs only offer a doctorate degree as the entry-level designator, in place of a master's degree.

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