New York Medical College Department of Physical Therapy
40 Sunshine Cottage Road School of Health Sciences and Practice Valhalla NY 10595 United States

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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.  

"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."

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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: 

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

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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.
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