Physical Therapy

Division of Physical Therapy

Binghamton University’s Division of Physical Therapy is committed to developing the next generation of physical therapy clinicians, educators and leaders in our Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


Innovative curriculum

Interprofessional education experiences help students learn to work as contributing members of healthcare teams. Simulated and live-patient interactions ensure students are practice- and team-ready. 


Lifelong learning

Our faculty-designed, competency-based, integrated curriculum promotes lifelong learning for physical therapists.


Leading faculty scholars and researchers

DPT students interact with exceptional faculty. With a cohort size of 60 students, our student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1, fostering strong relationships.


Clinical experience

Clinical affiliations provide hands-on experience in real-world situations. Students develop and refine critical-thinking skills to solve complex patient-care challenges during clinical experiences. 


Great value

Binghamton offers a top-notch education at a competitive price, as well as opportunities for financial assistance.


Research/capstone experiences

Capstone projects are aligned with student interests and help students synthesize the knowledge and skills gained throughout the program. Students may work with leading scholars and researchers in clinical practice, health outcomes and movement sciences.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Binghamton University is a full-time, three-year curriculum that requires 115 credit hours for completion.

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Application to the DPT program is conducted via the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS.

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About Physical Therapy

Employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 21% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Apply to the DPT program

Applications for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences must be submitted through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Go to PTCAS Website

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About CAPTE accreditation

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), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; phone 703-706-3245; email  (If you need to contact Binghamton's Division of Physical Therapy directly, email or or call 607-777-4779.)

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.

Candidacy is considered to be an accredited status, as such, the credits and degree earned from a program with Candidacy status are considered, by CAPTE, to be from an accredited program. Therefore, students in the charter (first) class should be eligible to take the licensure exam even if CAPTE withholds accreditation at the end of the candidacy period. That said, it is up to each state licensing agency, not CAPTE, to determine who is eligible for licensure. Information on licensing requirements should be directed to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) or specific state boards. A list of state boards and contact information is available on FSBPT's website.

ComplaintsCAPTE considers complaints about programs that are accredited, or are seeking accreditation by CAPTE, and complaints about CAPTE itself. If you need to file a complaint, visit the CAPTE complaints page.