Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

Why Choose NU?

The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University is the oldest physical therapy school in the nation, has consistently been ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, and has garnered a worldwide reputation as a premier educational program and research and training location in the field of Physical Therapy and Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences with special emphasis on excellence in professional education.

Three former students' views of the program:

"The curriculum in the physical therapy program is tailored to incorporate academic knowledge, cutting edge research, and clinical experience and I realized the strong interaction between all of these components would create a solid foundation for providing excellentpatient care in the future," says Stephanie Chirillo, DPT student in the Class of 2013. <more>

"When I asked about research opportunities at some of the other PT schools I visited, I was met with blank stares," Vanessa Warner, Class of 2012 says. "When I heard about the research opportunities at Feinberg, I knew I wanted to go to school here." <more>

"A DPT degree from Feinberg carries with it a reputation of excellence that has been strengthened over many decades of physical therapy education," Stephen Baynai, Class of 2010 says. "I chose the program knowing that I would be a part of this reputation and that, upon graduation, it would be my responsibility to uphold and strengthen it throughout the course of my career." <more>