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Welcome to the Division of Physical Therapy, which has a rich history of education, research, and clinical services—and the integration of all three. Our graduates and faculty have made significant contributions locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Our faculty, staff, and students are committed to this outstanding tradition and to carrying it into the 21st century. The Division of Physical Therapy is committed to a number of core values, including those of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our Carolina Commitment outlines these commitments.

Vision

The overarching vision of the Division of Physical Therapy is to be the nation’s leading physical therapy program for integrated education, research, clinical practice, and service.

Students in fall 2017
Students in fall 2017

Mission

The mission of the Division of Physical Therapy at UNC-Chapel Hill is to improve the health of society through exemplary physical therapist education, research, clinical practice, and community service by promoting activity and participation of people of all ages in North Carolina and globally. We commit to develop and sustain a diverse faculty and student body who learn and work together respectfully, equitably, and inclusively.