DEI Year in Review

It’s been one year since the Division began its work on Diversity and Anti-Racism, establishing a Comprehensive Anti-Racism Plan for 2020-2021. While the plan is meant to be revisited and revised every academic year, this is what we’ve done so far.

Setting the Bar

DPT students on the hybrid pathway hone their hands-on skills during regular immersions that take place on campus.

Three years after launching one of the nation’s first doctor of physical therapy programs with a hybrid online/on-campus pathway, USC is set to reach a major milestone next week as the inaugural DPT@USC cohort tosses their mortarboards into the air as part of the graduating Class of 2021!

2021 USC DPT Commencement Awards

We are pleased to announce the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy commencement awards and honors for the USC Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021.

Someone Like Me

Natalia and Stephanie portrait
Natalia Barajas and Stephanie Contreras celebrate Stephanie's acceptance into USC

Stephanie Contreras will be the first person in her family to attend college — and the leap doesn’t look so formidable, thanks to the mentorship of first-generation college student Natalia Barajas DPT ’22.

Take a Virtual Tour

Journey through the various spaces of the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy with this virtual tour, which gives you fully immersive, 360-degree views and information on each location. Simply click and drag through each location for the full view.

Increasing the Percentage

USC’s Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Black Alumni Association aims to add more Black practitioners to the physical therapy profession.

Division launches comprehensive anti-racism plan

In the aftermath of the mass protests earlier this year, resulting from the murder of George Floyd Jr., the Division got to work to address systemic racism within its own walls as well as the healthcare system in general.

In the aftermath of the mass protests earlier this year, resulting from the murder of George Floyd Jr. by Minneapolis police officers, the Division knew it needed to do more to fight systemic racism — both within its own walls as well as the health care system writ large.