Utica College Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy 410 Clark City Center jrowe@utica.edu Utica NY 13501 United States
Phone+1 315.792.3010
Phone 2 +1 315.792.3824

This page is intended for college graduates ONLY. Utica College no longer takes undergraduate transfers for guaranteed professional program acceptance. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS.

Program Description
The three year professional program occurs over 9 semesters, including three summer semesters. The curriculum integrates traditional instruction with case analysis to guide, stimulate, and challenge student learning, while fostering development as professionals with sound reasoning skills. Nine full-time faculty, one part-time faculty, and several adjunct faculty members work closely with students throughout the program.

Students participate in 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences in a variety of settings, working with individuals across the lifespan. Four integrated clinical experiences occur during the academic semesters on campus, providing experiential learning in community settings with emphasis on prevention and wellness.

Projects under faculty supervision provide opportunities for students to meet the profession’s expectation for students to become consumers of research. A progression of critical inquiry and evidence based practice will result in case reports and systematic reviews.

The mission of the Utica College Physical Therapy Program is to educate students to become doctors of physical therapy who embrace the honor of their responsibility as professionals. Our faculty, students and graduates will demonstrate behaviors consistent with the mission of Utica College and the Core Values of the American Physical Therapy Association

Graduates are prepared to enter the profession of physical therapy to:

- Provide comprehensive physical therapy care to individuals across the lifespan and in a variety of practice settings;

- Assume the multifaceted role of patient/client manager that includes advocate, educator, supervisor, and consultant;

- Value and utilize precepts of lifelong learning; and

- Demonstrate behaviors that exemplify integrity, leadership, professional collaboration and social awareness.
General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Yes
Dual Degrees
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
Private, non-affiliated
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews
Selected applicants who meet admissions criteria will be invited to campus between October and February for an interview with faculty.
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$300
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposits are applied directly to tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
03/15/2021
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
36
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
36
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
95%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
3%
Sex
% Male
52%
% Female 
48%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
1%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian
1%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
1%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
96%
Additional information about the class profile
3.2 minimum overall GPA to apply; average GPA of the 2019 cohort was a 3.63.  Please contact jrowe@utica.edu for a  DPT Information Guide which will help you learn more about the DPT program at Utica.
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