The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, led by Program Director Dr. Marilyn Moffat, prepares students of all backgrounds for careers in physical therapy through a comprehensive course of study combined with supervised clinical practice. If you have any questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Andrea-Gayle Baltazar at firstname.lastname@example.org.Request Info
Official Degree Title
Our innovative, entry-level curriculum encompasses the study of normal and abnormal structure and function and the theory and practice of physical therapy.
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy student, you will develop into a competent, autonomous physical therapy practitioner with the expertise and skills to:
Examine and provide interventions for patients/clients across the life span facing impairments, functional limitations, injuries, and/or disabilities
Maintain and promote patient/client fitness, wellness, health, and quality of life
Ensure availability, accessibility, and excellence in the delivery of physical therapy services to patients/clients across the life span
Utilize research to support practice
Assist in the development of and advocacy for health policy standards tied to physical therapy practice
Establish a plan for professional development and life-long learning
One of the greatest attributes of NYU Steinhardt’s Doctor of Physical Therapy is the diversity of students pursuing the degree. We attract students from all around the globe, whose different points of view enrich our community.
As a student, you’ll join together with your classmates in the summer semester and continue on a full-time basis for three years, including three summers of supervised clinical practice.
The DPT will expose you to clinical experience in a variety of sites affiliated with our department, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, nursing homes, private practices, and public health agencies. You will play an active role in the site selection process to ensure your clinical experience is tailored to your interests and goals.
As a graduate of the entry-level DPT, you will be a well-rounded, clinically-trained professional with the skills and expertise to work in a number of areas and careers. This includes becoming a practitioner, faculty for a physical therapy program, a supervisor in health and private facilities (hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, schools, nursing homes, private practices, health maintenance programs), and working within public service agencies.
Upon completion of the degree, you will be eligible to sit for professional licensure.
Meet a Recent Graduate
Learn what inspired recent graduate Madison Yamane (DPT '21) to pursue a career in physical therapy and why she chose to apply to NYU Steinhardt's Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Most Recent Outcomes
Based on information collected on the classes of 2020 and 2021, student outcomes were as follows: the two-year graduation rate was 98.8%, the first-time two-year licensure exam pass rate was 80.3% and the ultimate pass rate was 96.5%. The two-year employment rate was 100%.
NYU Steinhardt DPT places students in clinical settings in several states outside New York. View information about licensure requirements in those states.
American Council of Academic Physical Therapy Member Institution
Our program is a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, an organization dedicated to excellence in physical therapist education programs.