Mercy College Physical Therapy Program
Department of Physical Therapy 555 Broadway Dobbs Ferry NY 10522 United States
Phone+1 914.674.7828
Phone 2 +1 914.674.7835
Private
CAPTE Accredited

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Program Description

Nestled along the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, NY, Mercy College prepares future physical therapists to transform society through movement. Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program is student-centered integrating interprofessional learning experiences in our state of the art labs. Grounded in our mission of transformational education, the program celebrates diversity and a culture of inclusion, our education across the lifespan makes us unique in our approach. Through our clinically based faculty, partnerships with nationally renowned facilities and unique clinical experiences, Mercy College's DPT students change people's lives. The 40 month 96-credit full-time program is offered in a Friday to Sunday format, which allows students to work part-time while having the ability to do research, attend open labs and additional experiential learning opportunities during the week. The clinical phase is composed of 32 weeks of full-time rotations available at over 200 facilities. These rotations prepare students to work with a diverse population in multiple settings and allows a student to specialize in an area during their last affiliation. 

The Mercy College DPT Program prepares graduates for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and to practice as entry-level practitioners capable of providing administration, advocacy, consultation, education and research in the physical therapy profession. The curriculum is based on a developmental, life span model that considers the unique needs of each individual preparing students to develop an optimal therapeutic alliance with their patients/clients to improve the human experience. Self-directed learning in incorporated throughout the program which instills lifelong learning and advancement through specialization after graduation. Mercy College is dedicated to the promotion of high standards of physical therapy practice, education, inter-professional collaboration and research in accordance with guidelines established by the American Physical Therapy Association.

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
Additional information about interviews

Interviews are conducted in a group setting. 

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposits are non-refundable.  Deposits are applied to the student's account upon registration.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2022
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
30
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
70%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
30%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
0%
Sex
% Male
50%
% Female 
50%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
6%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
% Asian
17%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
10%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
57%
% Two or More Races 
10%
Additional information about the class profile
Students who have taken a minimum of 30 credits at Mercy College and meet all admissions requirements are guaranteed an interview.
Minority-Serving Institution
Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)
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Founded1994
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