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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"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

Marist College will be accepting applications for a January 2022 start date until mid-November 2021. We will also be accepting applications for a January 2023 start date until PTCAS closes in May 2022.

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 patient, complete medical history, review of systems and appropriate tests and measures.

* Utilizing all aspects of the patient examination, the patient's/family???s 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.

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.

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A non-refundable $1,500 deposit is required upon acceptance to the Program.
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