Utica University Department of Physical Therapy
1600 Burrstone Road Utica NY 13502 United States

This page is intended for college graduates ONLY. Utica College does not take 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.

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Program Description

Thank you for your interest in Utica University for your physical therapy education.

We pride ourselves on being a small, personalized and effective program dedicated to providing excellent education and training to our DPT students. Our success can be measured by talking with any of the hundreds of UC PT alumni who live and work throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

The three year professional program occurs over 8 semesters, including two 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. Eleven 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, providing experiential learning in community settings with emphasis on prevention and wellness. 

The Capstone 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 lead to the creation of case reports or systematic reviews. 

The mission of the Utica University Physical Therapy Program is to "Empower students to transform into successful professionals who care for others with competence, integrity, and compassion."

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.

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Private, non-affiliated
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

Selected applicants who meet admissions criteria will be scheduled for a virtual faculty interview between October and February.  There will be an accepted DPT day on campus in Spring 2022.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposits are applied directly to tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Additional information about rolling deposits
March 15 is the deadline to deposit. We reserve the right to continue to accept late applicants after March 15.  Accepted applicants after March 15
 must deposit within a week of acceptance.  Note: Being accepted late in the cycle may put you on the wait list.  You are encouraged to apply early in the
cycle starting July 5th.
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Incoming Class Profile
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Additional information about the class profile
3.2 minimum overall GPA to apply; average GPA of the 2021 cohort was a 3.62.  Please contact jrowe@utica.edu for a  DPT Information Guide which will help you learn more about the DPT program at Utica.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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