Professional Doctoral Program
The Professional Doctoral Program is a full-time professional preparation program in physical therapy. Graduates of this program receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree and are eligible to apply for licensure as physical therapists throughout the United States. All entering students except 3+3 students must hold a bachelor's degree. Early admission programs are available for high school seniors and college juniors.
Begin in Summer
The first year begins in the summer, and the program of study includes a minimum of 121 graduate credit hours over three years (including summers). The curriculum includes classroom instruction and clinical work, which may include day, evening and weekend classes. Thirty-six weeks of clinical education is interspersed throughout the program, including two ten-week clinical experiences in the final semester.
The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy Education is the education of students to become generalist physical therapist professionals who are reflective, competent, compassionate and autonomous, and who are prepared to meet the changing physical therapy needs of society.
Our 3 year (2009-2011) graduation rate is 93.8%; 3 year employment rate within 6 months of graduation is 100% and licensure ultimate pass rate for 2009-2012 is 100%. The first time pass rate for 2012 is 90.63% compared to a NYS average of 81.87% and US average or 85.76%.
Spend time with Physical Therapy students…
"I chose Upstate because the environment was very welcoming and it seemed like a great environment to learn. The faculty are great and willing to help anyone."
Kristina Wulff, Class of 2011
Room 1215, Weiskotten Hall
Phone: 315 464-4570