Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Program

Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy

School of Health Professions and Education

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), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution, please call the program directly at (315) 792-3075, or email the Department of Physical Therapy Chair, Ashraf Elazzazi, PT, PhD at

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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.

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(Please note: Transitional DPT programs are not subject to accreditation. )

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Romano Hall State-Of-The-Art Facility

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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John Rowe
Director of Graduate Admissions

(315) 792-3010
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502