Physical Therapy student and faculty

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

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  • 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. Dr. Jordre has been working with senior athletes since 2009 offering courtesy screenings competing in local, state and national events. By the time Dr. 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.

  • Photo of award winners

    SDPTA Hall of Fame

    Dr. Richard Ekstrom was a 2015 inductee to the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association Hall of Fame. Two former USDPT students were also recipients of distinguished awards: John Rounds, Class of 2013, received the Genesis award and Lyn Simon, Class of 2001, received the PT of the Year award.


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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