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Curriculum Features Problem-Based Learning

Instead of simply memorizing facts, students are taught the process of clinical reasoning by using patient case studies. This provides the framework to learn concepts, ask questions, research possible answers and determine the relevance of that information.

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Global Connections

Students can learn from, with and about each other through immersive practical experiences in diverse environments such as participating in an interprofessional mission trip in Oaxaca, Mexico; assisting with clinical education in a rehabilitation center in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; working with IPETH physical therapy students in Puebla, Mexico; or practicing in various clinical sites in Italy.

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Scholarship Support

Endowments, individual gifts and foundation and industry support all help to provide School of Rehabilitation Sciences students financial support in the form of both need-based and merit-based scholarships.

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School of Rehabilitation Sciences by the Numbers

10:1 Student-to-faculty-ratio
98% Overall pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination
96% Employment rate
86% Faculty members with one or more board certifications

Student Spotlight

Ricardo Cerda Jr

Erin Michelle Cumbest, DPT Memorial Scholarship announced

Congratulations to Ricardo Cerda, Jr., the 2023 Recipient of the Erin Michelle Cumbest DPT Memorial Scholarship. Ricardo is from Edinburg, Texas, where he attended Edinburg North High School. Ricardo started his college career at South Texas College majoring in Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Personal Community Health. He transferred to the University of the Incarnate Word where he graduated with a degree in Rehabilitation Science with a minor in Biology. Ricardo has a desire to serve the San Antonio or Rio Grande Valley areas. Ricardo chose to pursue physical therapy because of the unique rewards and beneficial results that exercise programs offer the patients and clients he plans to serve.

The Erin Michelle Cumbest DPT Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Erin Cumbest, a 2019 graduate of the UIW DPT program. Erin was an excellent student, a gifted athlete and had a passion for serving others. If you are interested in donating to the Erin Michelle Cumbest DPT Memorial Scholarship Fund, please click on the link below, select "Other Designation" and type in Cumbest Scholarship. 

Donate to the Erin Michelle Cumbest, DPT, Memorial Scholarship Fund here.

Also, mark your calendars for the Erin Michelle Cumbest DPT Memorial Fun Run. The run is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2023 at O.P. Schnabel Park. More details to come. 

School of Rehabilitation Sciences Mission

The School of Rehabilitation Sciences educates high-quality healthcare providers who are committed to maximizing individual function, achieving population health and wellness, and serving the common good of society.

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Dean's Message

Thank you for your interest in the University of the Incarnate Word School of Rehabilitation Sciences. It is my pleasure to share information about our program and faculty to help you make an informed decision about your future.

- Stephen Goffar, PT, DPT, PhD

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Contact the School of Rehabilitation Sciences

Address: 9160 Guilbeau Rd, San Antonio, TX 78250
Phone: (210) 283-6477

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Extending a healing hand while serving the community brings physical therapists a sense of purpose as they increase a patient’s overall functioning by relieving pain, restoring mobility, or rehabilitating an injury.

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