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Physical Therapy, D.P.T.

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Prepare yourself for the National Physical Therapy Examination and for a successful, gratifying career. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, our D.P.T. program will teach you to perform evaluations, make diagnoses, and provide patient interventions in small class sizes.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct studies with dedicated faculty who bring decades of scholarship, advanced degrees, and a record of pioneering research.
  • Publish your research with your faculty research mentors in leading peer-reviewed journals.
  • Present your findings at professional conferences on topics that include sports and spinal cord injuries, geriatrics, Parkinson’s disease, and balance and functional performance.
  • Participate in interprofessional education simulations with other students from NYIT’s School of Health Professions.
  • Have the opportunity to gain certification as an orthopedic clinical specialist in our post-professional residency program.

Our program offers more than 300 clinical affiliations throughout the U.S., including some of the most distinguished health care facilities in the New York area. If you like, you will have the opportunity to choose a specialty clinical experience based on your interests, in the areas of:

  • Vestibular therapy
  • Women’s health
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Burn therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports rehabilitation

Undergraduates interested in pursuing a physical therapy degree should consider our six-year combined Life Sciences, B.S./Physical Therapy, D.P.T. program.

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An NYIT degree is your passport to an exciting future in an in-demand field. Possible career opportunities for graduates with this degree include:

  • Sports and fitness trainer
  • Physical therapist at extended care facilities, schools, research centers, and outpatient clinics
  • Home health and hospice care provider
  • Rehabilitation specialist

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We believe it's important to offer access to opportunity to all qualified students. NYIT has one of the lowest private tuitions in New York State and provides more than $40 million in institutional financial aid each year.

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