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The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from Marist College is a full-time, 115-credit program designed to prepare students for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and for successful careers as doctors of physical therapy.

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Overview

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from Marist College consists of 36 months of didactic and clinical work. Students will merge hands-on skills, ethical care, clinical judgment, and critical inquiry to promote optimal functioning of current and future clients throughout their lifespan. The clinical phase offers four 8- to 10-week full-time rotations.

Recent research from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics for physical therapists shows that the nationwide median compensation is $84,020. The number of open jobs in the field was 210,900, and the job growth outlook was expected to be 34 percent (much faster than average).

Mission

The Marist DPT Program is committed to creating the next generation of physical therapists by offering the highest standard of excellence in physical therapy education. Graduates will be prepared to merge hands-on skills, ethical care, clinical judgment and critical inquiry to promote optimal functioning of current and future clients throughout their lifespan. The DPT program will instill the importance of providing advocacy and service to the profession, as well as to local and global communities. 

Philosophy

Achievement of the DPT Program mission is accomplished by educating students who will become autonomous movement specialists prepared in the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention of impairments, functional limitations, and disorders of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary and integumentary systems. 

Graduates will integrate critical thinking with ethical and professional judgment in all aspects of practice, teaching, research, collaboration, and consultation. They will be service-oriented professionals dedicated to achieving optimal participation of their patients/clients by using health promotion, and evidence-based and innovative strategies.

Accreditation

Marist College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Gross Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Critical Inquiry
  • Movement Science
  • Clinical Skills
  •  Clinical Neuroscience 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

115 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The academic standard for admission is a 3.0 GPA overall, combined with a 3.0 GPA for science prerequisite courses. 
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent institution must be awarded prior to matriculation into the program. A baccalaureate degree is a minimum requirement; therefore, a master's or doctorate-level degree awarded in lieu of a baccalaureate degree will meet this requirement.
  • Two letters of reference must be received in order for an application to be complete.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 131100 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    43700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 131100 USD for the full programme during 36 months.

Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

1138 - 2480 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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