Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

 

In our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, we train physical therapists who are as compassionate as they are capable. If that's what you're looking for, explore our DPT degree program and learn how in three years you can become a highly-skilled, sought-after physical therapist who provides hands-on patient care. With a robust clinical education, our DPT students specialize in movement and movement dysfunction, and prepare for licensure.

We'll have clinic owners call us and say, ‘I'm blown away by the Touro students. I can't believe how well-prepared they are when they come to the clinic.’ After spending three years here, our students become the most well-prepared physical therapists with excellent manual skills and a passion for the profession. — Dr. Horbacewicz, PT, MA, PhD, Chair, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

What Sets Us Apart

Prepared Graduates

Our CAPTE accredited, clinically-oriented, integrated curriculum provides a strong foundation in the basic and clinical sciences before progressing to more complex integration and application. All DPT candidates also complete a research project and 38 weeks of clinical experiences.

Expert Faculty

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 evidence-based practice skills that set Touro graduates apart.

Diverse Clinical Experiences

Our students complete four full-time clinical experiences in diverse settings in the tri-state area and nationwide, including nationally renowned hospitals, nursing facilities, private practices, rehabilitation centers, schools, and home care. You will be ready to practice in whichever setting you choose, and to stay current in an ever-changing health care environment.

2 Locations in New York

The DPT program is offered in two locations. Our New York City location is in the heart of Manhattan, across from Madison Square Garden. The Central Islip campus is located on the South Shore of Long Island, not far from beaches and the ferry to Fire Island. Classes on Long Island 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.

By the Numbers

35

Small Class Size – 35 Students Per Cohort

38

38 Weeks of Full-time Clinical Experiences

100 Percent

100% Employment Rate

What Physical Therapists Do

Physical therapists are health specialists who help improve mobility and pain management. Patients can come to a physical therapist with issues ranging from a sports injury, a chronic condition that impairs movement, or post-surgery recovery. Anyone who needs physical therapy can make an appointment with a PT without physician referral. A PT may also receive referrals from physicians and other health professionals and consult with them regarding a patient’s condition. This interprofessional collaboration ensures physical therapy practice is integrated within the modern health care system.

A physical therapist uses many specialized techniques to help a patient address their condition, ease pain or recover mobility. A PT might use hands-on therapy, therapeutic exercises, stretching, or specific equipment to assist a patient’s recovery. A physical therapist creates a specific care plan for each individual patient. Physical therapists can work with patients and clients across the lifespan, and all of the body systems, or specialize in a chosen area like geriatrics, sports therapy, or neurology.

Physical Therapist Salary

The average annual salary for a physical therapist is around $90k. In the New York City metro area, PTs earned around $97,000 per year. With more experience, PTs can earn upwards of $100k (U.S. News & World Report).

 

Looking to Apply to Our DPT Program?

What we’re looking for:

Demonstrated success in undergraduate coursework and a strong background in the sciences. Applicants need to submit GRE scores and documented volunteer hours. A bachelor’s degree is not required, but specific pre-requisite coursework is.

When and where to apply:

Apply early! We admit students on a rolling basis, so you want to apply before the cohort fills up. All applications are through PTCAS. 

Visit our DPT Admissions page for more info.

CAPTE Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Touro College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
phone: (703) 706-3245
email: accreditation@apta.org
website: www.capteonline.org

If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call (631) 665-1600 x 6211 or email dpt@touro.edu.

CAPTE only evaluates entry-level DPT programs for accreditation. The orthopedic residency programs offered by Touro College are evaluated for accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

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