Graduateprograms.com Announces Rankings for Top Physical Therapy Graduate Programs

To help prospective grad students better evaluate their options for continuing education in physical therapy, Graduateprograms.com compiled and analyzed more than 40,000 ratings posted on the site by graduate students attending more than 1,200 different programs across the country.

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Englewood, NJ (PRWEB) January 13, 2014

To become a physical therapist, graduate students must first master many different competencies, ranging from biology, kinesiology, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. Physical therapists are in high demand as reported by the most recent survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the survey, the demand for physical therapists is expected to increase by 39% from 2010 to 2020, making it among the fastest-growing careers in the United States. To help prospective grad students better evaluate their options for continuing education in physical therapy, Graduateprograms.com compiled and analyzed more than 40,000 ratings posted on the site by graduate students attending more than 1,200 different programs across the country. The ensuing rankings are based solely on the student ratings and reviews posted on Graduateprograms.com from Sept. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013, using a 10 star system (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best).

For a complete list of the Top Physical Therapy School Ratings, please visit http://www.graduateprograms.com/top-physical-therapy-programs. The Top Physical Therapy Programs in the country for career support, faculty accessibility & support, grad program value and financial aid are:

Top Physical Therapy Schools for Career Support:
1    University of Wisconsin-Madison
2    Mayo School of Health Sciences
3    Columbia University
4    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
5    University of Cincinnati
6    Washington University in St. Louis
7    East Tennessee State University
8    University of Indianapolis
9    Eastern Washington University
10    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Top Physical Therapy Schools for Faculty Accessibility & Support:
1    University of Indianapolis
2    University of Wisconsin-Madison
3    Medical University of South Carolina
4    Drexel University
5    MGH Institute of Health Professions
6    Mayo School of Health Sciences
7    Western University of Health Sciences
8    University of Central Florida
9    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
10    Wayne State University

Top Physical Therapy Schools for Grad Program Value:
1    University of Indianapolis
2    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
3    University of Wisconsin-Madison
4    MGH Institute of Health Professions
5    University of New Mexico-Main Campus
6    East Tennessee State University
7    Western University of Health Sciences
8    Eastern Washington University
9    Mayo School of Health Sciences
10    Washington University in St. Louis

Top Physical Therapy Schools for Financial Aid:
1    East Tennessee State University
2    Utica College
3    University of Cincinnati
4    Western University of Health Sciences
5    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
6    University of Indianapolis
7    Texas Woman's University
8    Mayo School of Health Sciences
9    University of South Florida
10    MGH Institute of Health Professions

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often share personal insights as well. One University of Wisconsin-Madison Class of 2014 physical therapy student commented, “The faculty and staff want us to succeed and are willing to do anything to help us. As a class, we have gotten very close. It is very encouraging to have the support of my classmates.”

Students can continue to review their programs at http://www.graduateprograms.com and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

Methodology
Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.


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