Year in Review 2022: Pathways to the Future

Year in Review 2022Learn about the various pathways the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science has developed, launched or enhanced to build the physical therapist clinicians, educators, scientists and advocates whose work improves the human experience by optimizing movement and fostering health for all.

Whether we are offering advanced training for neurologic physical therapy, creating a community of pelvic floor therapists equipped to address rising demand, or working with a historically Black college to create a pipeline of future rehabilitation scientists, we are paving pathways for the future.


2022 Year in review



2022 at a glance

Clinical care

Our students, faculty, staff and alumni inspire me every day with their tenacity, courage and passion for serving others.

Amber Fitzsimmons, PT, MS, DPTSc

Chair, UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

  • 50,323 patient visits to Faculty Practice Sites in 2022
  • 3 Faculty Practice Sites: Lakeshore, Mount Zion, Mission Bay
  • 10 Interprofessional Clinical Sites (such as TBI, ALS, Brachial Neuritis clinics)
  • Introduction of a new hand therapy service at the Orthopedic Institute


  • 147 DPT students, 4 PhD students, 4 residents
  • $65,500 distributed to DPT students in scholarships
  • Reaffirmation of Accreditation for DPT program through April 2032
  • Start of our new Neurological Physical Therapy Residency in fall 2022


  • $20 million in total active NIH awards
  • 18 active research grants

Stories to check out

  • A Path to Partnership: Increased Access to Pelvic Floor Therapy
  • Reducing Workplace Injuries for UCSF Health Employees
  • A Path Forward for Value-Based Care
  • A New Pathway for Neurology Education
  • Student Debt Drops 12%

2022 Year in review