Northeastern University Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences Bouvé College 301 Robinson Hall,360 Huntington Avenue Boston MA 02115 United States
Phone+1 617.373.3748
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    PostedTuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9:51 AM
    Coffee Break Sessions with Northeastern University DPT Students and Faculty
    
    Hello Everyone from the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences. We welcome prospective students to join us at our virtual Coffee Break Sessions to speak to our faculty and students that will be taking place over the coming months leading to up to our October 1st deadline for applications. 
    
    
    Friday, July 24th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students)
    
    Friday, July 31st 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Thursday, August 20th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty)
    
    Friday, August 28th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    Friday, September 18th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Friday, September 25th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    
    Please reach out to Academic Assistant Matthew Messier at 
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU
     to make your reservation and a link will be sent to you accordingly.
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research.
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU
    Coffee Break Sessions with Northeastern University DPT Students and Faculty
    
    Hello Everyone from the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences. We welcome prospective students to join us at our virtual Coffee Break Sessions to speak to our faculty and students that will be taking place over the coming months leading to up to our October 1st deadline for applications. 
    
    
    Friday, July 24th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students)
    
    Friday, July 31st 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Thursday, August 20th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty)
    
    Friday, August 28th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    Friday, September 18th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Friday, September 25th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    
    Please reach out to Academic Assistant Matthew Messier at 
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU
     to make your reservation and a link will be sent to you accordingly.
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research.
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU

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Program Description

Northeastern University Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT) graduates are innovative, global minded leaders who excel in clinical practice, research, and community service as one of the longest accredited programs in the United States, where Cooperative Education is a required curriculum component,our students graduate with exceptional clinical decision-making skills and experience in the field of physical therapist practice. Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a unique program which allows students to alternate periods of academic study with periods of employment. This program is for applicants who hold a baccalaureate or master's degree in any field other than physical therapy. 

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program builds on the university's core values of contribution, diversity, engagement, integrity, and opportunity. Our exceptional faculty are dedicated to promoting excellence in practice, education, research,community service, and scholarship. A hallmark of our program is the integration of experiential learning and didactic education through the involvement with standardized patients, community consultants, service-learning programs, and engagement in research opportunities with faculty. 

UNIQUE PROGRAM FEATURES

Interprofessional Opportunities: 

At Bouve College of Health Sciences, interprofessional simulation-learning takes place in the Arnold S. Goldstein Laboratory Suite. Our faculty considers simulation-learning a vital component of experiential education and critical to interprofessional education, collaborative practice and promoting a team-based approach to health care delivery. 

Global: 

We offer multiple global academic and service-oriented experiences including but not limited to PT academic exchange programs to Switzerland, PT service programs to Ecuador and clinical education opportunities. 

Concentration Options: 

Sports Performance Concentration

Sports Performance Concentration enhances a graduates ability to work with athletes collaboratively across all setting with multi-disciplinary teams including physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning and sports performance specialists. This concentration prepares physical therapy students to sit for the National strength and conditioning association ceritifed strength and conditioning specialist exam. 

Pediatric Concentration 

The concentration in Pediatric Physical Therapy will enhance the entry-level Physical Therapy (PT) graduates ability to engage in interprofessional, family-centered services with children from infancy through young adulthood in a variety of settings.

Research Opportunites: 
1. Neuromotor Systems Lab 

2. Lab for Locomotion Research, The ReGameVR Lab 

3. Movement Neuroscience Lab 

4. Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab 

5. Neurophysiology Lab 

6. Teaching and Learning Innovation Lab

7. Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Biomechanics Lab 

8. Cadaver Lab 

9. Neuroscience Wet Lab and Human Cadaver Lab

10. Simulation Education 

Cooperative Education: 

Our physical therapy program is one of the only schools where cooperative education is an integral component of the curriculum. This experiential requirement affords students six months of employment within a physical therapy setting. Additional information is available at https://careers.northeastern.edu/cooperative-education/.

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?
No
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$1000
Additional Information about Deposit
Applicants must respond to the PTMRS department within 48 hours indicating that they will or will not attend Northeastern's DPT program.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2021
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
55
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
45%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
48%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
6%
Sex
% Male
26%
% Female 
74%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
3%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3%
% Asian
12%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
6%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
73%
% Declining to State 
3%
Additional information about the class profile
The size of the most recent entering class is 40. 

Graduate students join an existing cohort of undergraduate students and together will work as a graduating class toward the DPT.
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