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Important Notice
April 10, 2015

The Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) is now offered and granted individually by two CUNY colleges: the College of Staten Island and Hunter College.

TO APPLY FOR THE DPT DEGREE AT THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND FOR AUGUST 2016:  the application is now available on-line at the College of Staten Island Graduate Admissions Office at http://www.csi.cuny.edu/admissions/grad/. The DIRECT LINK to the application is https://www.csi.cuny.edu/registrar/onlineforms/graduateapplication.php4. The deadline for submitting your application online is November 1, 2015.  If you have any questions regarding your application for the DPT Degree at the College of Staten Island please contact the Department of Physical Therapy at deborah.mcnally@csi.cuny.edu.

TO APPLY FOR THE DPT DEGREE AT HUNTER COLLEGE FOR JUNE 2016:  the application is available on-line at the Hunter College Graduate Admissions Office at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/graduateadmissions.  The deadline for submitting your application online is November 1, 2015.  Please go to http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/pt for more information about the application process.

Overview

The College of Staten Island and Hunter College each offer a clinical doctoral program in physical therapy leading to the DPT degree.   This Doctorate of Physical Therapy curriculum is in support of the Vision 2020 of the American Physical Therapy Association, that all physical therapists will be doctorally credentialed. The curriculum exceeds the guidelines established by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Graduates will be eligible for the National Physical Therapy Examination in New York and other States.

Accreditation Status

Hunter College and the College of Staten Island DPT Programs are both independently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). 

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) at the College of Staten Island/the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
Please click the CAPTE link at the top of this page for further information.

Program Goals

The DPT program prepares students to become clinician-scientists who can competently apply research to clinical practice, perform all aspects of physical therapy (PT) practice, and perform clinical research. It will prepare graduates to examine, evaluate, diagnose, and intervene in the management of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities of the cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and integumentary systems. The program meets changing national standards as well as community needs for physical therapists working in a multitude of settings.