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Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Physical Therapy That Goes Beyond the Clinic

Contemporary physical therapy involves not only traditional skills in treating people with injuries or disease, but also preventing or detecting movement-related problems at the earliest stages and promoting healthy lifestyles and work environments. Adolescent obesity, early intervention for children, women’s health issues, workplace injury prevention, sports training and conditioning, preventing falls in the elderly – are all topics that extend from the clinic to the public sector.

Benefits of our Doctor of Physical Therapy program include:

  • As part of a major health sciences college, you have access to expert faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a clinical environment that promotes the integration of the art and science of physical therapy practice. Our human anatomy lab, where students perform full body dissections and our spacious clinical lab areas are accessible to students 24 hours a day.
  • Our program faculty pursues research and scholarship in a breath of areas including:  neural protection strategies for individuals with Parkinson’s disease; efficacy of robot-assisted therapy for children and adults with neurologic impairments; identifying factors associated with common running injuries, physical therapy costs and value, issues in cultural competency, and the benefits of exercise for children with autism.
  • The program’s clinical coursework is taught by our faculty, and supplemented by expert practitioners from many of the outstanding clinics located within the Hudson Valley, such as: Westchester Medical Center, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Helen Hayes Hospital, the Bronx VA Hospital, and local private practice clinics.
  • Our program has one of the most well-established problem-based learning structures in the country.
  • Small group instruction, high attention to student performance, and a devoted faculty will help you excel in your education and eventual clinical practice.

Curriculum                                                 

Delivery Options:
This is a full-time, cohort-based program with classes and clinical experiences scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.  This doctoral degree takes three (3) years to complete.

Credits required for completion: 120

Accreditation:  The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at New York Medical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone:  703-706-3245; email:  accreditation@apta.org; website:  http://www.capteonline.org.

Need More Information?
Print the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Brochure or request information

Ready to Apply?
Application Requirements  

Questions?
Please contact our Director of Recruitment, Pamela Suett at (914) 594-4510

Department Chair:
Michael J. Majsak, P.T., Ed.D.
(914) 594-4917