Physical Therapy Program in Development

In 2019, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences established a Division of Physical Therapy. We are developing the program proposal for submission and approval by the State University of New York (SUNY), the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Program development

  • The Division of Physical Therapy is developing a program leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.
  • The program has been approved by the State University of New York and submitted to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for review.
  • NYSED will review the program for possible approval once the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE, see below) has granted Candidate for Accreditation status.
  • No students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved and until after the program has been registered with NYSED.
  • View a list of faculty involved in the development of this program.

About CAPTE accreditation

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; 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, on June 1, 2022. 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.

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy offers the licensure examination four times per year.  Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the examination that is scheduled annually in July.

For more information

For more information about Decker College's Division of Physical Therapy, email us at bingpt@binghamton.edu