Research in Physical Therapy | Ph.D.

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NYU Steinhardt's post-professional Ph.D. program in Physical Therapy is for licensed therapists with a master's degree or who possess professional credentials to become licensed in the United States. The program emphasizes pathokinesiology research including the measurement of human motion and issues in motor control as they apply to people with physical disabilities. Our goal is to prepare researchers, scholars, and educators. The department's educational efforts are enhanced by its location in the midst of the most outstanding array of health and educational facilities in the country.

The Ph.D. degree program provides physical therapists with the opportunity to focus on applied research and post-professional study.


The application deadline for the Ph.D. is December 1 (Fall admission only).

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