Physical therapists (PTs) are healthcare professionals who specialize in movement and movement dysfunction. PTs help patients of all ages restore function and eliminate disability, and also serve as educators, researchers, advocates, and consultants.
At the School of Health Sciences, we train physical therapists who are compassionate as they are capable.
We offer a three-year, dual-degree program that leads to both a bachelor of science (BS) in health sciences and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT).
Our CAPTE accredited, intensive, clinically-oriented curriculum first provides a strong foundation in the basic and clinical sciences before progressing to more complex integration and application. All DPT candidates complete a research project and four full-time clinical experiences in diverse settings in the tri-state area and nationwide, including teaching hospitals, nursing facilities, private practices, rehabilitation centers, schools, and home care.
Our faculty includes specialists in neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy, all of whom bring the “clinic to the classroom” every day.
Because of our small class sizes, your professors can offer you one-on-one guidance, advising, and mentoring as you cultivate the critical thinking, professionalism, and cultural competency that set Touro graduates apart.
Our employment rate is 100%, in part because DPT students learn to work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals from day one. SHS also offers programs in occupational therapy and nursing, among others, and we provide interprofessional educational opportunities for all.
The DPT program is offered at our Bay Shore and Manhattan campuses. Classes at Bay Shore are held Monday through Friday, while classes in Manhattan are Sunday through Thursday. Both campuses share the same curriculum, and faculty from both campuses collaborate to design the ultimate teaching and learning experience. The only significant difference is the anatomy course. At the Long Island campus, the laboratory portion of the anatomy course entails cadaver dissection; at the Manhattan campus, the course utilizes mainly computer-assisted instruction supplemented with a few demonstrations in the Bay Shore cadaver lab.
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