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Physical Therapy, D.P.T.

A technology-infused curriculum and hands-on clinical training prepare you for today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. Use simulations, contemporary assessment tools, and transformative research to excel in local and global healthcare delivery.

What You’ll Learn

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program gives you the clinical and critical thinking skills you’ll need to care holistically for your patients as individuals. Classroom lectures in treatment interventions, injury prevention, and more are infused with case-based learning activities, allowing you to work with your peers to problem-solve and develop valuable clinical skills.

You’ll learn from experienced D.P.T. faculty, the majority of whom are board-certified clinical specialists in the areas of orthopedic, sports, neurological, geriatric, and pediatric patient care, who bring the latest contemporary practice principles to your classroom. You’ll also work side-by-side on professional research, including opportunities to co-author articles in peer-reviewed publications and/or present your findings at national and international conferences.

The Department of Physical Therapy at New York Tech is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085, 703.706.3245, accreditation@apta.org, capteonline.org.

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 516.686.7696 or email Maria Severance at maria.severance@nyit.edu.

Employers

  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Northwell Health
  • NYU Winthrop Hospital
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Career Options

  • Home Health/Hospice Care ers
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Professional Sports Teams
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Research Centers
  • Schools/Sports Teams
  • Sports and Fitness Training
Karl Arabian (D.P.T. ’19)

LIJ Medical

Having known from a young age that he wanted to pursue a career involving human movement, medicine, and exercise, Karl is a physical therapist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center / Northwell Health.

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Alexandra Hermanowski (D.P.T. ’21)

Student

After earning her B.S. in Health Sciences in 2018, Alexandra is now a student in New York Tech’s Physical Therapy, D.P.T. program, fulfilling her dream of helping others through physical therapy.

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Marin Graham (D.P.T. ’19)

Body Gears

A physical therapist at Body Gears in Chicago, Marin specializes in women’s health and the treatment of pelvic floor conditions.

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Exceptional experiences.
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Top-Tier Ranking

USNWR Best Regional Colleges North

New York Tech is ranked among the top 25 regional universities in the North. (U.S. News & World Report)

How You’ll Succeed

Our Physical Therapy, D.P.T. program features 36-weeks of clinical education, as well as the opportunity to participate in research and global healthcare delivery. These experiences will prepare you to meet the challenges of the modern world both here at home and globally.

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Upon graduation, we also offer a postgraduate Orthopedic Residency Program, which allows you to hone your skills in an intense one-year training program.

The School of Health Professions is also pleased to provide an early assurance opportunity for entry into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program to those students who qualify and are enrolled in the Exercise Science, B.S. program. All existing program criteria remains the same.

USNWR Best Regional Colleges North

Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is ranked among the top 25 regional universities in the North. (U.S. News & World Report)

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Charles Siguenza first came to New York Tech as an employee at the Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center. Now working toward his physical therapy degree, he hopes to honor his late father and help change patients’ lives through his work.

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