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.
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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.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program requires applicants to complete a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrollment. Applicants must also have completed all prerequisite coursework prior to enrollment. In addition, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate degree transcript OR a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prerequisite coursework. The DPT program does not require submission of GRE scores.
Learn more about admission requirements and how to apply, technical standards and program outcomes.
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For more information, visit the Physical Therapy website.