Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus Department of Physical Therapy
1 University Plaza Department of Physical Therapy, HS 201 NY 11201 United States
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Program Description

The DPT program at the Brooklyn Campus of LIU is designed to prepare highly competent professionals to act as autonomous practitioners in a variety of health care settings. Graduates will be prepared to provide a full range of physical therapy services including screening and referral, evaluation, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, and education. The program also puts an emphasis on the new and expanding roles of physical therapists in cultural competence, diversity, equity, and inclusion, health promotion and wellness, administration and management, health care financing, health care consultation, and client education at the individual, community, and public levels. 

The DPT program is a 3-year full-time program over 11 academic terms with a total of 118 credits. The program includes 35 weeks of clinical education in multiple physical therapy settings including two specialty/elective areas of the students choice. The DPT program is a clinical doctorate that requires candidates to possess a baccalaureate degree upon entrance. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and is registered with the New York State Education Department. 

The Department of Physical Therapy at Long Island University is located on the 2nd floor of the Zeckendorf Health Sciences Center. The facilities include: 

* Classrooms and teaching labs with state-of-the-art audiovisual and physical therapy equipment 

* A student computer and work center. 

* A Human Movement Research Laboratory 

* A gross anatomy laboratory in adjacent space 

* Free access to the LIU Steinberg Wellness Center. The Steinberg Wellness Center features an aquatic center, aerobics studio, cardiovascular area, strength training area, and men's and women's locker rooms. The facility is also handicapped accessible. More information at http://www.liu.edu/Brooklyn/About/Resources/SWC

* An outpatient physical therapy clinic. The LIU Center for Physical Rehabilitation is located in the Steinberg Wellness Center viding student education and treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries, neurological disorders, balance disorders, chronic pain, and dance injuries 

The Department of Physical Therapy has 7 core faculty members with teaching responsibilities. They all have advanced academic degrees and clinical expertise in one or more areas of Physical Therapy. Four core faculty members are board certified clinical specialists in different areas of Physical Therapy including neurology, pediatrics, and orthopedics. Interaction between faculty and students is encouraged throughout the curriculum. Emphasis is placed on individual advisement and mentorship. 

* Michael Masaracchio, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Department Chair, Associate Professor, Director of Anatomy Lab

* Birendra Madi Dewan, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor

* Peggy Lynam, PT, DPT, NCS, Associate Professor 

* Rebecca States, PhD, Professor

* Lisa Bradley, PT. DPT, MSW, Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor

* Nia Mensah, PT, DPT, PCS, Assistant Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor 

* Melanie O'Connell, PT, PhD, PCS, Assistant Professor, Director of Student Advisement and Engagement

Tuition Per Credit Rates
DPT tuition per credit rates vary between 700 level courses and 800-900 level courses. Tuition for each clinical practice is applied at a flat fee. Please contact Michael Masaracchio at 718-488-1682 or michael.masaracchio@liu.edu for the most accurate tuition and fees.

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We offer a 3+3 Bachelors in Health Science / DPT degree. After completing three years of undergraduate education at LIU Brooklyn, candidates for the 3+3 program must meet specific criteria to be ensured a seat in the DPT program. 
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Admission Interviews
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Additional information about interviews

The interview process for the DPT program consists of a half-day interview with several components:

  1. Program introduction and meet and greet
  2. Question and answer session with current students
  3. Department tour
  4. Formal group interview consisting of 4-5 applicants and 1-2 faculty members

Following the interview, applicants will be notified via email in 2-3 weeks of the decision status, which may include accepted, waitlisted, or rejected.

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Applicants who are accepted to our program will be instructed to submit a non-refundable check, money order, or electronic deposit of $500 to secure their seat in our program. This information will be provided in the acceptance letter for the respective candidates.   
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The program supports and strives for diversity among the applicants by implementing a holistic admissions approach after minimum requirements have been met.
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Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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