Dominican University New York Physical Therapy Program
Physical Therapy Program 470 Western Highway Orangeburg NY 10962 United States

"This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS."

Program Description

The entry-level physical therapy program is dedicated to preparing graduates in a non-traditional format to become skilled, ethical and respectful doctors of physical therapy with a commitment to evidence based practice and lifelong learning. Through a strong science foundation and a challenging yet supportive environment, graduates are prepared to deliver the highest standards of practice to meet the ever-changing societal needs related to movement, function and health.

The Physical Therapy Program of Dominican University of New York is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Dominican University of New York offers an entry level DPT degree.

The DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) degree: This program is for students who already possess a baccalaureate degree and desire to enter the field of physical therapy. 

Full time weekend format program:  Complete 99 credits in ten trimesters over 3.3 years. The professional courses meet on eight alternate weekends per trimester with each instructional weekend including all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The four full-time clinical affiliations, totaling 36 weeks, are scheduled during the regular work week. The weekend format allows students to continue part-time employment, to maintain family responsibilities, and to pursue other interests. Students are cautioned, however, that long work hours are generally incompatible with success in the program, which does require extensive study time. Our past experience has been that students who work more than 20 hours/week on a regular basis have difficulty in meeting the rigorous demands of this program. 

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with the PT degree
3+3 BA/DPT for undergraduate Dominican College students pursuing this tract that have applied and were accepted through High School.
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

It is a small group rotating interview which takes approximately 5 hours. All interviews will be conducted in person unless notified otherwise.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
The non-refundable deposit is applied towards tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Due Date of First Required Deposit
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
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Additional information about the class profile
Although the prerequisite courses may be taken at other accredited colleges or universities, preference for admission to the Physical Therapy Program is given to the most qualified applicants who have taken 30 or more credits at Dominican.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution Yes
Minority-Serving Institution
Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)