Doctor of Physical Therapy
Touro College School of Health Sciences continues to offer a strong, clinically-focused Post-Professional DPT program. Housed in an institution with an established reputation in advanced graduate education, this program offers practicing Physical Therapists the opportunity to enhance their professional development in the areas of research, ethics, education and administration while developing new clinical skills in intense, clinical electives.
The Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (PDPT) program is designed for licensed physical therapists who want to update their clinical knowledge and skills and transition to the DPT degree.
The curriculum includes 30 credits of coursework, consisting of 18 credits of core courses and 12 credits of electives within a clinical specialty. The core courses prepare students for a leadership role in clinical practice, administration, research, and professional service. Elective courses offer the student the opportunity to develop specialized skills in a clinical area, including orthopedic and geriatric physical therapy. All students complete a doctoral research project or case study.
Course meeting times are structured and scheduled with the working professional in mind. The structure is modeled on professional continuing education offerings in that courses extend over two to four full days, Sunday through Friday. This concentrated format also enables the program to utilize a diverse faculty that includes internationally-known clinicians.
The PDPT program is registered with the New York State Department of Education, Office of the Professions. Graduates of the program receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Touro College is authorized by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions to provide mandatory continuing education (CEU) credits. The courses presented in the Post-Professional DPT Program earn CEU credits in New York State, as well as collegiate-level credits.
International Student Requirements:
Licensed physical therapists