Physical Therapy student and faculty

Physical therapists are transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.

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  • Eighty-one students from the USD Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Physical Therapy programs participated in interprofessional service as a part of their orientation activities. Students volunteered at local schools to help the district prep for the new school year.

  • Becca Jordre at the National Senior Games

    USD professor Becca Jordre completed a fitness age screening with a BBC reporter at the 2015 National Senior Games held in Minneapolis. Jordre has been working with senior athletes since 2009 offering courtesy screenings competing in local, state and national events. By the time Jordre started attending the National Senior Games in 2011, she had developed a formal screening procedure called the Senior Athlete Fitness Exam (SAFE). 

  • Our students have outstanding outcomes after our program. Their graduation rate, board passage rate and employment rate are all at or near 100 percent.


The Department of Physical Therapy at The University of South Dakota is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

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Lee Medical Building Location
Department of Physical Therapy
Lee Medical Building Room 302
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069

Main Phone:605-658-6500 or Admissions: 605-658-6356

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