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Physical Therapy

About This Program

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 requirement 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.

If you are just beginning your academic career, you may be interested in our entry level program:

Physical Therapy B.S. to D.P.T.

Why Utica College

The Entry level DPT program at Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call (315) 792-3075 or email

Our entry level program admits a class of 36 each year and there are two enrollment streams - undergraduate as direct freshman admit OR graduate.

Utica College also offers a post-professional program in physical therapy that is not accredited by CAPTE. Our online transitional DPT program has seen exponential growth over the past three years, with new cohorts admitted three times each calendar year.

Contact Information

John Rowe

Executive Director of Graduate Admissions
(315) 792-3010

General Information


  • Doctorate


  • D.P.T.


  • Utica Campus
Utica Excellence, Utica Value

Physical Therapy at Utica

Graduation Rate


Licensure Exam Ultimate Pass Rate


Employment Rate (6 months after licensure)


Career Opportunities

UC’s physical therapy program prepares students for success in one of the nation’s fastest growing fields, and in a myriad of work environments, including:
    • Hospitals
    • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
    • Private Practice
    • Rehabilitation Centers
    • Home Healthcare Services
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Get Licensed

Graduates of the Physical Therapy Program are eligible for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and licensure in all states.

What You'll Learn

The entry-level DPT curriculum integrates traditional instruction with case analysis to guide, stimulate, and challenge student learning while fostering development as professionals with sound reasoning skills. To provide context for learning, small group discussions of clinically relevant case studies, hands-on laboratory practice, and clinical education experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum. For more information about the program, read our current Doctor of Physical Therapy Information Guide, including application information.

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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
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Dive Deeper

The Interprofessional Education (IPE) program at Utica College helps you develop a deeper understanding of a broad range of roles in the health professions so that you can effectively team up with practitioners in other disciplines to deliver outstanding patient care.

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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.

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Get licensed

UC physical therapy graduates are eligible for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and licensure in all states.

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