The College of Physical Therapy of the University of Perpetual Help-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University (Formerly known as the Perpetual Help College of Medicine) was established in 1980 by the founder Dr. Jose G. Tamayo with Dr. Karen B. Tamayo as the Institute Director.

The first Dean of the Institute was Dr. Felimon Quinon (1980-1982) and the first college secretary was Josie Angkay. The Physical Therapy program received its government recognition in 1985, with Dr. Vicente L. Gan as the Dean of the Institute of Physical Therapy. The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy is a four-year program from 1980 to 1992, and it was only in 1993 where a five-year BS Physical Therapy program was implemented. In 1997 the Certificate in Physical Therapy course, a three-year program was offered.

The College of Physical Therapy is constantly in pursuit of excellence, and this is best shown by the accreditation status received from PACUCOA which was done in 1997 for level 1 and 1998 for level In 1998, headed by the first chancellor of the medical University, Dr. Arcadio L. Tamayo, with the help of the first Executive Dean of College of PT and OT, Dr. Cynthia Marquez actively steered the college for level II status.

Four years later the college undergone Level II First Re-Accreditation and the recognition was awarded in February 2004 with Dr. Vicente L. Gan as the Dean of the College of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy and Mr. John P. Lumagui as the Executive Dean of the College of Physical Therapy; In 2005 Mr. John P. Lumagui assumed the position as the Dean of the College of Physical Therapy. 

The College has been granted PACUCOA Level III Accreditation Last February 2017, among its achievements were Top 3 performing school in the February 2017 Board Examination, and Top 1 Physical Therapist for February 2017.

Discover the impact of movement and rehabilitation at the University of Perpetual Help - Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University!

At the UPH-DJGTMU, we take pride in our commitment to creating exceptional learning environments that empower our students to thrive and excel. Our physical therapy facilities are thoughtfully designed to provide hands-on experiences and real-world simulations.

Join us as we explore the art and science of human movement, where every step and exercise becomes a catalyst for healing and restoration.


PACUCOA LEVEL III – Accreditation Status

PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION (PRC) TOP 3 SCHOOL- February 2017 Physical Therapy Licensure Examination

Program Outcomes (PO)

  1. Apply knowledge of physical sciences, social sciences, health sciences and natural sciences to the practice of physical therapy.

  1. Demonstrate consistent competence in conducting a comprehensive examination, evaluation, and assessment of patients/clients across the lifespan within a broad continuum of care.

  1. Demonstrate consistent competence in planning and implementing appropriate physical therapy interventions for patients/clients across the lifespan within a broad continuum of care.

  1. Apply teaching-learning principles in different learning environments. 

  1. Practice beginning management and leadership skills in various practice settings. 

  1. Demonstrate research-related skills in the application of best practice evidence in the performance of various roles in different practice settings. 

  1. Promote health and improved quality of life through the practice of the profession. 

  1. Actively engage in lifelong learning activities. 

  1. Work effectively in an inter-professional collaborative setting. 

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills as well as reading and listening. 

  1. Demonstrate social and professional responsibility and ethical behaviors in multi-cultural settings and scenarios. 

  1. Maximize the use of innovative technology in the practice of the profession.