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Department of Physical Therapy

Since its inception, the Physical Therapy Department has been dedicated to the success and professional development of all students so that they are prepared to provide excellent care to the diverse communities they serve. Over the years, Sacramento State’s physical therapy graduates have been destined for jobs in their choice of practice setting. Our program is one of the few to use a state-of-the-art simulation lab to educate physical therapy students, along with nursing students, in caring for and responding to emergencies with patients in an acute-care environment. Finally, Sacramento State was the first California State University campus to receive the requisite authorization to offer an independent Doctorate in Physical Therapy program.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our program and our students have had to adapt to a new way of learning. There have been changes in clinical placement sites, minimal face-to-face activity, and most course were moved to a virtual setting. This shift has been challenging for our students but the Department of Physical Therapy will persevere and is committed to helping our students be successful during this time of adversity.

Please consider supporting the Department of Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund. The financial cost of this doctoral program is sometimes the biggest burden for our students. This scholarship fund is available for all of our DPT students to apply and would benefit those in need of a scholarship to help cover tuition cost. Please donate to this fund or any other funds within the Department of Physical Therapy. Thank you in advance for your support.  


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GOLD Challenge
Graduates of the last decade: Show us all why your graduating class reigns supreme! The graduating class with the most donors will unlock $500 to support Alumni Association programming. At check-out, select 'alumni' as your affiliation then input your graduation year for your gift to count.
What year did you graduate from Sacramento State (please type the four digit year)?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2020 19
2 2016 17
3 2013 16
4 2014 16
5 2018 13
6 2017 12
7 2019 12
8 2012 12
9 2011 11
10 2015 11
11 2021 1
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Dean Mary Maguire's Department Challenge
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping support the College of Health and Human Services! Your support is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to Interim Dean Mary Maguire for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Department of Public Health 56
2 School of Nursing 39
3 Communication Sciences and Disorders 21
4 Division of Criminal Justice 9
5 Recreation, Parks and Tourism Admin 8
6 Africa Peace Fellows Program 5
7 Division of Social Work 3
8 Department of Physical Therapy 2
9 Center for Health Practice, Policy & Research 0
10 Department of Kinesiology 0
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$1,000
Sac State CARES Fund – University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #1
THANK YOU to our generous for helping us reach our goal of 250 gifts! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$500
Sac State CARES Fund – University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #2
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 200 gifts! Your support for the programs and students at Sacramento State is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $500 challenge gift!
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Faculty and Staff - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #1
THANK YOU to our generous Faculty and Staff donors for helping us reach our goal of 75 gifts from Faculty and Staff members! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
75 / 75 Gifts
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$500
Faculty and Staff - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #2
THANK YOU to our generous Faculty and Staff donors for helping us reach our goal of 50 gifts from Faculty and Staff members! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $500 challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
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$1,000
College of Health & Human Services - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 25 gifts! Your support for the College of Health and Human Services is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
25 / 25 Gifts
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