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The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest physical therapist educational programs in the United States (see Our History). Consistently ranked among the top universities in the nation by US News and World Report, the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy is a highly respected physical therapy program which educates practitioners who lead the way in helping people of all ages and stages of life to overcome movement, function, and mobility challenges. Our mission is to advance the profession of physical therapy through education, scholarly activity and professional service (See Our Mission & Vision).