You’re happiest when you’re helping others. You’re naturally full of energy, and you want a career that keeps you on your toes. You’re patient, understanding, and compassionate. Physical therapy may be the program for you.
"I really love helping people and it's just something that I've always wanted to do. It brings me a lot of joy doing that. I had physical therapy twice before I came to college, on my hamstring and on my back, and when I went I thought this is what I want to do with my life."
This is our clarion call, which urges us all to never be complacent, to always keep moving forward, to lead with confidence and reach high. It embodies our commitment to the future, to innovation and discovery, and to dancing in-step with an ever-changing world.
Utica College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies, leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree for qualified students who meet required continuation standards. This is considered a guaranteed freshman admission into the DPT program at Utica College; students accepted as freshmen (designated HSPT or HSP4) are guaranteed entry into the professional PT program pending successful completion of requirements.
Utica College’s program in physical therapy offers two paths to the clinical doctorate in PT. Each program is distinct, offering education to meet the needs of the learners, whether on campus for entrance into the profession (entry level) or through a combined residency and online model for the practicing clinician who aspires to have the degree commensurate with the vision for the future of PT. Students in the entry-level program are involved in clinical experiences nationally and internationally; students in the post professional program have access to the finest faculty from any location in the world.
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The physical therapy curriculum integrates traditional instruction with case analysis to guide, stimulate, and challenge student learning, while fostering development as professionals with sound reasoning skills. Capstone projects under faculty supervision provide opportunities for students to meet the profession’s expectation for students to become consumers of research. Students will participate in 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences in a variety of settings, working with individuals across the lifespan.
"Utica has a great PT program. They have the gross anatomy lab right on campus, which is huge. With the health studies classes I’ve taken so far, I really like the program and I really love all my teachers. I’ve learned a lot."
Cassandra Plows '15
UC’s physical therapy program prepares students for success in one of the nation’s fastest growing fields.
The Entry level DPT program at Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), The Entry level DPT program at Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
Graduates are eligible for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and licensure in all states.
The Entry level DPT program at Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).