Meet the New Class

This week, we welcome nearly 150 DPT students to USC. On Thursday, the new students put on their white coats for the first time and took an oath to uphold the professionalism and clinical excellence befitting a USC physical therapist. Click here for more about the class.

2 Days in the Life

With the advent of the new DPT@USC hybrid program, which began this summer, there are now two educational paths that ultimately converge into a USC doctor of physical therapy degree. In this issue, we asked first-year residential DPT student Cheri Chan DPT ’21 and first-year hybrid student Maya Acocella DPT ’21 to chronicle two days in their lives as USC DPT students to show how similar (and, in some cases, how different) the two educational paths are.

Championing Physical Therapy

USC students have participated in several successful advocacy campaigns, including working to keep physical therapy designated as an essential health benefit within the Affordable Care Act and improving physical therapy access for California children with disabilities.