University of Southern California


Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Since the founding of the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy in 1945, USC has been a pioneer of the physical therapy profession and a leader in physical therapy research and education. Ranked as the top program of its kind in the country by U.S. News & World Report since 2004, the division is a recognized center of excellence for physical therapy research, education and clinical practice. With physical therapy becoming one of the fastest-growing medical professions, the division offers a variety of degree programs that expose students to cutting-edge research and scientific advancements, in turn creating innovators in the profession.

Associate Dean and Chair

James Gordon

Contact Information

Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 155
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006
Phone: (323) 442-2900

Date Founded




Doctor of Physical Therapy Students


Specialty Residents


Biokinesiology Students


Degrees and Programs Offered