Direct Entry Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Job growth for physical therapists is expected to╠ř, and the average annual salary for PTs is $95,620╠řand growing nationally.

Students who possess a bachelorÔÇÖs degree prepare for success with the licensure examination and their career through our prestigious professional program.

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The doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program at ┬▄└˛╔š College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org website: .

Program Benefits

  • Our program has maintained continuous accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education since its beginning in 1974, with first-time pass rates on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) at or above both New York state and national averages.
  • Curriculum includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical work for an exceptional education.
  • Program comprises both academic and clinical education, including a variety of clinical experiences locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Many graduates are accepted to high profile residency and fellowship programs across the country.Students can participate in a wide range of service learning opportunities, including Without Borders (SWOB), which includes organized annual trips to the Dominican Republic where students help provide medical, dental, nutritional, and humanitarian aid.╠ř
  • Program recently celebrated its 45th╠řanniversary, with close to 3,800 graduates.
  • All core full-time faculty members teach, practice, and conduct research in their area of specialty.
  • The ┬▄└˛╔š╠řStudent Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) allows students to participate and operate many activities held on campus and throughout the community.
Valuable Practical Experiences

Clinical Education is a crucial aspect of the Physical Therapy curriculum. Students complete four, nine-week internships in physical therapy settings and practice areas such as pediatric rehab, adult neuro rehab, cardiopulmonary rehab, orthopaedic rehab, and integumentary care. In addition, each student conducts clinical-based research as a capstone project to complete their Doctor of Physical Therapy under the advisement of a faculty member.

Career Outlook

Physical therapists have extensive opportunity to work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practice, rehabilitation centers, schools, athletic facilities, long-term care, assisted living, and more.

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