Physical Therapy Program
Take a giant step up and into one of
America's fastest growing fields.
Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy
The Department of Physical Therapy offers two doctoral programs, each leading to the clinical doctorate in PT. Each program is distinct, offering education to meet the needs of the learners, whether on campus for entrance into the profession (entry level) or through a combined residency and online model for the practicing clinician who aspires to have the degree commensurate with the vision for the future of PT.
Each program is contributing to the community of learners both near and far. Students in the entry level program are involved in clinical experiences nationally and internationally; students in the post professional program have access to the finest curriculum and faculty from any location in the world, once the initial residency weekend is completed.
Entry-Level DPT Program
Our entry level program admits a class of 36 each year and there are two enrollment streams - undergraduate as direct freshman admit OR graduate. This prelicensure program infuses principles of problem based learning with directed learning to engage and prepare learners for practice.
The Entry level DPT program at Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
Graduates are eligible for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and licensure in all states.
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Post-Professional DPT Program
Our post professional program has had exponential growth over the past three years, with new cohorts admitted three times each calendar year.
Learn more about the post-professional DPT program >
> Message from the Chair of Physical Therapy
> How to apply for admission
> Program Student Learning Goals
F. Eugene Romano Hall
This academic facility features resources for students in our physical therapy programs, a gross anatomy laboratory, and more.
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A Message From The Interim ChairWelcome. We create opportunities for adult learners to become knowledgeable and skilled practitioners who care for their patients and profession first and foremost.
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All DPT Applicants:
Applicants must read the DPT Info Guide thoroughly before applying.
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"I liked the amount of research involved in the problem-based learning approach. Problem-based learning really prepared me to look up what I needed to know once I was a professional physical therapist." "I liked the amount of research involved in the problem-based learning approach. Problem-based learning really prepared me to look up what I needed to know once I was a professional physical therapist."
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DPT PROGRAM OUTCOMES
For information on graduation rate, licensure pass rate, and employment rate, click here.
Supplemental Items For PTCAS Applicants ALL DPT Applicants must download, read, sign, and date these three (3) forms:
- the Essential Functions of a Physical Therapist form
- the Disciplinary History form
- the Office of the Professions Statement form
- the Clinical Observation Form
...and return all three to:
Utica College Graduate Admissions
120 White Hall
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502
NOTE: Your application will NOT BE COMPLETE until these signed and dated forms are returned to the Graduate Admissions office.