New York Medical College Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy School of Health Sciences and Practice Valhalla NY 10595 United States
Phone+1 914.594.4510
Phone 2 +1 914.594.4759

AP credits will not be accepted to meet our prerequisite requirements.  Applicants can NOT test out of required courses.  All prerequisite requirements must be taken at a college level.  


Program Description

Many features distinguish the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Health Sciences and Practice, including: 

* Personalized education that matches clinical education, community service and doctoral projects to individual student preference. Faculty-mentored group doctoral projects in: clinical research, teaching and public health program development.

* Small classes and excellent student-teacher ratios.

* Innovative model of Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

* In addition to the School of Health Sciences and Practice faculty, you will learn from the faculty of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences.

* 24-hour access to a spacious, state-of-the-art anatomy lab and locker rooms.

* D.P.T./M.P.H. dual degree option - one of the first and few offered in the United States.

* 99%-100% passing rate for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE).

* Local and national clinical education sites.

* Experienced and responsive financial aid office.

* Beautiful suburban campus convenient to New York City, Connecticut and New Jersey.

* Foundational sciences (anatomy and physiology) taught by School of Medicine faculty.

* Inter-professional education experiences with students in the disciplines of Medicine, Speech-Language Pathology, and Public Health.

Focus on Problem-Based Learning:

* Small group tutorial sessions with faculty facilitator

* Carefully designed patient cases to create a clinical context for critical thinking

* Interactive laboratory sessions promote the mastery of hands-on clinical skills

* Specialized expert presentations

Clinical Affiliations:

* Students participate in four full-time clinical affiliations, totaling more than nine months of clinical education that integrate the science and theory of physical therapy with clinical practice.  Students practice in a wide variety of health care settings locally and across the country including:acute care hospitals outpatient and sports medicine clinics; rehabilitation hospitals nursing homes; pediatric facilities; military or veteran hospitals; reservation and rural area hospitals 

* The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at New York Medical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org. 

* New York Medical College is a member of the Touro University and College System.

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with the PT degree
A Master of Public Health (MPH) dual-degree program (DPT/MPH) is offered.
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Jewish
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
The non-refundable deposit is credited towards the first-year tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2021
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$129135
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$129135
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
44
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
45
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
60%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
40%
Sex
% Male
34%
% Female 
66%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
9%
% Asian
21%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
9%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
61%
Additional information about the class profile
The Program seeks and is pleased to have a student body composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds in undergraduate academics and life experiences. The completion of program prerequisites assures that applicants have sufficient undergraduate course work in the sciences to prepare for graduate study. A range of course work that includes the Humanities is strongly encouraged and preferred.