Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy 

In 2019, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences established a Division of Physical Therapy, which will be one of the programs within the college's new School of Rehabilitation Sciences. The program is being developed and is expected to launch in June 2024. 

The program is in development

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA  22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Binghamton University Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, in December 2024. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Division faculty and staff

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

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

Founding Director and Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Use of technology in teaching
  • Stress, anxiety and success in physical therapy education
  • Team based learning in physical therapy education
  • Curriculum development and assessment in education
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headshot of Kristen Mooney, PT, DPT, NCS

Kristen Mooney, PT, DPT, NCS

Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Clinical outcomes in the treatment of patients with neurologic conditions
  • Promoting confidence in students as they transition from university to employment
  • Models of education
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Contact us

Contact the Physical Therapy Division at Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences at bingpt@binghamton.edu or email one of our faculty or staff members directly using the contact information at the bottom of this page.