Physical Therapy (DPT)

Program Overview

NOTE: Application to Binghamton's DPT program is conducted via the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Get details and learn how to apply.

Binghamton University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is a full-time, three-year program that requires 115 credit hours for completion. The curriculum combines classroom instruction, laboratory instruction and both part-time and full-time clinical experiences. Upon successful completion, graduates will be eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for licensure as physical therapists.

The Division of Physical Therapy is located in a new, state-of-the-art building on the University’s Health Sciences Campus. Integral to our curricula are the Innovative Simulation and Practice Center, an accredited facility providing hands-on skills training, high-fidelity patient simulators, standardized patient experiences and virtual-reality scenarios; cutting-edge Anatomy and Physiology Lab; and Motion Analysis Research Laboratory, offering sophisticated equipment for conducting human-movement research.

DPT students will learn from a caring, committed and inclusive faculty who are engaged in providing an innovative and learner-centered educational experience. 

Effective Oct. 25, 2022, the Division of Physical Therapy at Binghamton University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation. 

Degrees Offered

  • DPT in Physical Therapy

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

The DPT program includes integrated clinical experiences that help students develop the essential skills of a physical therapist, including professionalism, empathy and communication, while gaining an appreciation for challenges their future patients may experience. Also integral to the DPT clinical education program are full-time clinical education experiences that provide students with opportunities to apply didactic material. Students will work under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist in a variety of settings. The didactic curriculum is designed to prepare students for specific clinical education experiences.

After You Graduate

Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care and patient education. Physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to people at the end of life. Employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 21% by 2030, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There is an enormous need for physical therapy professionals in a wide range of industries such as hospitals and healthcare systems, outpatient clinics, private homes, schools, sports and fitness facilities, workplaces, long-term care facilities and nursing homes, research facilities and academic institutions.

Admission Requirements


There are many funding and scholarship opportunities at Binghamton. We encourage prospective students to review available program-specific scholarships and awards, and visit the program's website for additional information.

For more information, visit the Physical Therapy website.

Michael Buck, PT, PhD, ATC, Cert MDT, CSCS

Founding Director and Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences