The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Class of 2022 donned their white coats for the first time at the 2019 White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 22. The ceremony, held on the Broad Lawn at the Health Sciences Campus, welcomed 145 DPT students to the profession.

Forty-eight of the newly welcomed students represent the DPT@USC hybrid program, which will mark its second year. Between the residential and hybrid programs, the DPT Class of 2022 hails from 22 states as well as three international students from Canada and China.

— Yasmine Pezeshkpour

James Gordon, EdD, PT, speaks to the 145 students and their family and friends during the White Coat Ceremony. (Photo/Alexander Garbin)