About This Program
You’re happiest when you’re helping others. You’re naturally full of energy, and you want a career that keeps you on your toes. You’re patient, understanding, and compassionate. Physical therapy may be the program for you.
Why Utica College
Utica College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies, leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree for qualified students who meet required continuation standards. This is considered a guaranteed freshman admission into the DPT program at Utica College; students accepted as freshmen (designated HSPT or HSP4) are guaranteed entry into the professional PT program pending successful completion of requirements.
Utica College’s program in physical therapy offers two paths 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. 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 faculty from any location in the world.
The Entry level DPT program at Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
Physical Therapy at Utica
"Utica has a great PT program. They have the gross anatomy lab right on campus, which is huge. With the health studies classes I’ve taken so far, I really like the program and I really love all my teachers. I’ve learned a lot."
Licensure Exam Pass Rate
Employment Rate (6 months after licensure)
- Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
- Private Practice
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Home Healthcare Services
What You'll Learn
The physical therapy curriculum integrates traditional instruction with case analysis to guide, stimulate, and challenge student learning, while fostering development as professionals with sound reasoning skills. Capstone projects under faculty supervision provide opportunities for students to meet the profession’s expectation for students to become consumers of research. Students will participate in 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences in a variety of settings, working with individuals across the lifespan.
Physical Therapy Faculty
Physical Therapy at Utica College
A Degree That Works
UC’s physical therapy program prepares students for success in one of the nation’s fastest growing fields, with alumni going on to accept jobs at numerous institutions, including:
- Samaritan Medical Center
- Garner Physical Therapy Center
- Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
- Athletic Orthopedic Neurological Physical Therapy
- St. Luke's Hospital
- Physical Therapy for Women (Wilmington, NC)
- Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
Alumni Voices: Adriana Suprenant-Benkwitt G'17
A conversation with Adriana Suprenant-Benkwitt G'17, graduate of Utica College's Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Student Voices: Dan Kemp
Physical therapy major Dan Kemp briefly talks about how the 3+3 program allowed him to study Health Studies in three years as an undergrad and concentrate on Physical Therapy for three years of graduate work.
Student Voices: Christine Carpenter
A conversation with Health Studies / Physical Therapy student Christine Carpenter about her experience at Utica College.