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Physical Therapy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Utica, NY, United States
Designed for licensed physical therapy professionals, Utica’s College Online transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy builds on your current expertise and gives you the knowledge, skills and critical thinking abilities to move beyond injury treatment and focus on all aspects of patient care — from initial consultation through recovery.
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Overview

  • Health care professionals promote optimal health and well­-being. Physical therapists foster concepts of health, wellness and fitness, injury prevention and optimizing functional outcomes for patients/clients and their families. Physical therapists function in a variety of settings within the community: hospitals, rehabilitation centers, pediatric facilities, geriatric treatment centers, extended care facilities, industry, sports medicine, private offices, and school systems. Physical therapists serve patients of all ages, from newborn to elderly. Physical therapists assume responsibility for the patients, clients, and families with whom they interact. These professionals respond to the diverse, dynamic, and complex needs of society and recognize the value of life­long learning and the application of new knowledge.
  • The Department of Physical Therapy offers two doctoral programs, each leading to the clinical doctor of physical therapy degree; each program is distinct, offering education to meet the needs of the learners. The Entry Level Program (DPT) consists of three years, on-campus full-time study to prepare students to enter the profession. The Post Professional transitional DPT (PPtDPT) enhances the preparation of licensed physical therapists who aspire to have the doctor degree commensurate with the American Physical Therapy Association’s vision for the future of the profession.
  • Health care professionals promote optimal health and well­being. Physical therapists focus on fostering concepts of health, wellness and fitness, injury prevention and maximizing functional outcomes for patients/clients and their families. Physical therapists function in a variety of settings within the community: hospitals, rehabilitation centers, pediatric facilities, geriatric treatment centers, extended care facilities, industry, sports medicine, private offices, and school systems. Physical therapists encounter patients of all ages, from newborn to elderly. Physical therapists assume responsibility for the patients, clients, and families with whom they interact. These professionals respond to the diverse, dynamic, and complex needs of society and recognize the value of life­long learning and the application of new knowledge.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Clinical Sciences Foundation 
  • Movement Science 
  • Prevention, Health Promotion and Wellness 
  • Caring for the Community I 
  • Clinical Sciences: Neuromuscular 
  • Case Analysis: Neuromuscular 
  • Motor Development, Learning and Control
  • Evidence in Clinical Practice II 
  • Neuromuscular Systems 
  • NeurmuscuLar Systems II 
  • Caring for the Community Ill 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution.
  • 2 personal recommendations
  • Knowledge of the profession through work or volunteer experience. A broad overview of the profession is preferable to experience in a limited area. More than one experience is required (total 40 hours). Complete a Clinical Observation Sheet for each experience. Complete at least 10 hours in an inpatient setting with the remainder of the 40 hours in another setting such as an outpatient setting, a school, etc.
  • An academic history that includes the courses listed below. All courses should have been taken through the appropriate departments, e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Utica

  • 854 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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