Marist College - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
3399 North Road Poughkeepsie NY 12601 United States
Phone+1 845.575.3484
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Program Description

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a full-time, 36 -month, 115 credit program designed to prepare students for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and for successful careers as Doctors of Physical Therapy.

The program consists of 36 months of didactic and clinical work. Students will merge hands-on skills, ethical care, clinical judgment, and critical inquiry to promote optimal functioning of current and future clients throughout their lifespan. The clinical phase offers four 8 to 10 week full-time rotations.

At the successful completion of the program, students will demonstrate competency in the following areas:
* Utilizing critical thinking, current evidence, and clinical judgment to determine a diagnosis and prognosis.

* Completing a patient examination comprised of a patien interview, complete medical history, review of systems and appropriate tests and measures.

* Utilizing all aspects of the patient examination, the patient's/familys expectations and goals, and current evidence to develop appropriate interventions.

* Becoming autonomous movement specialists prepared in all aspects of patient care for disorders of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and integumentary systems.

* Practicing the highest standards of ethical and legal practice and ascribing to the American Physical Therapy Association's Core Values and Code of Ethics.

* Recognizing the benefits of providing physical therapy to the entire person, not solely the impairment, functional limitations, and disorders they present.

* Valuing physical, cultural, ethnic, age, economic, and psychosocial differences and using a humanistic and holistic approach to the delivery of services to all patients/clients.

DISTINCTIVENESS
The DPT Program will instill the importance of providing advocacy and service to the profession as well as to local and global communities.

The Physical Therapy facility is self-contained with high-tech classrooms, a Physical Therapy lab, and a suite of simulation labs including trauma, surgery, and traditional examination rooms. In addition, the facility has a full gross anatomy laboratory that will support the learning experience.

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$1500
Additional Information about Deposit
A non-refundable $1,500 deposit is required upon acceptance to the Program.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2021
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$131585
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$131585
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
42
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
33
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
54.5%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
45.5%
Sex
% Male
48.5%
% Female 
51.5%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
18.2%
% Asian
9.1%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
54.5%
% Two or More Races 
15.2%
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