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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.
3+3 BA/DPT for undergraduate Dominican College students pursuing this tract that have applied and were accepted through High School.
It is a small group rotating interview which takes approximately 5 hours. All interviews will be conducted in person unless notified otherwise.
The non-refundable deposit is applied towards tuition.
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.