Doctor of Physical Therapy

Get to Know Our Students

“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.”

            ~ Virginia Satir, American author and psychotherapist

Atmosphere -- it can make or break your graduate experience. It’s important that a program’s community of faculty, staff, and students creates an atmosphere that motivates you to study, to learn through trial and error, and to discuss your inquiries with faculty and peers.

One of the greatest attributes of the NYU Steinhardt DPT Program is the diversity of its student body. Our program attracts students from all parts of the globe whose innovative perspectives enable them to learn from their interactions with their peers, as well as from our textbooks and hands-on clinical experiences!

Some fun and surprising facts our DPT students have shared about themselves:

“I'm from the sweetest place on earth: Hershey, PA.”

“I live in a trailer on Cape Cod in the summers while I waitress and scoop ice cream.”

“I grew up in Istanbul, Turkey, and I love anything related to the brain.”

“I attended The Citadel; a military college in Charleston, South Carolina.”

“I have lived in California my whole life and had never been to NYC before my interview!”

“I'm from Uzbekistan and used to live on my grandparents' farm.”

“For the past four summers, I have worked in a store that sells and delivers ice.”

“I spent a semester in Australia and went skydiving in New Zealand.”

“I want to visit every Major League Baseball stadium.”

“I was a junior volunteer fire fighter for five years.”

“I'm allergic to bees but love honey.”

“I believe in being physically active and challenging myself with different races.”

“I've been working in a law office doing foreclosures for the past year.”

“I come from a large family: five brothers and two sisters.”

“Bikram yoga has been a huge part of my life for the past two years.”

“I currently work as an economic analyst.”

“I like to go skiing in Vermont.”

“I have had eight knee surgeries! I became interested in the field after going through all of my own physical therapy.”

“My most obvious quality is my distinctive laugh.”

“I ran track for the University of Missouri for three years.”

“I am a L.A. girl and love the sun. I have been told I won't be able to handle the winters!”

“I bowled and played baseball in high school.”

“I was previously a math teacher in Russia, and I am now a Pilates instructor.”

What will YOUR fun fact be?

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