• New York Medical College

    Program Information

    Contact Information
    Pamela Suett
    Director of Recruitment
    Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Program
    Department of Physical Therapy
    School of Health Sciences and Practice
    New York Medical College
    Valhalla, NY 10595
    (914) 594-4759
    (914) 594-4510
    Deposit Required Yes
    Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants $500.00
    Additional Information about Deposit The non-refundable deposit is credited towards the first-year tuition.
    Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process? Yes
    PT program start date for entering class 05/31/2018
    Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree A Master of Public Health (MPH) dual-degree program (DPT/MPH) is offered.
    Institution's religious affiliation Jewish
    Size of most recent entering class 44
    Anticipated size of next entering class 44
    % of IN-STATE applicants accepted 53%
    % of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted 47%
    Additional information about the class profile The Program seeks and is pleased to have a student body composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds in undergraduate academics and life experiences. The completion of program prerequisites assures that applicants have sufficient undergraduate course work in the sciences to prepare for graduate study. A range of course work that includes the Humanities is strongly encouraged and preferred.
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    Program Description
    Many features distinguish the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice, including:

    * Dedication to small class sizes, allowing for close faculty-to-student interactions and mentoring.

    * Well-appointed campus in close proximity to New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut

    * Problem-based learning for students to be fully engaged in their educational experiences.

    * Foundational sciences taught by School of Medicine faculty, tailored to the needs of physical therapy students.

    * Opportunities for hands-on clinical skills practice with clients as early as the second semester of the program.

    * Collaborative teaching and multi-disciplinary research activities across NYMC’s School of Health Sciences and Practice, School of Medicine, and Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

    * Service-based learning opportunities, community service projects, and a small group doctoral project that focuses on public health activities, clinical research, or a teaching practicum

    * A Doctor of Physical Therapy/Master of Public Health dual degree option.

    * Inter-professional education experiences with students in the disciplines of Medicine, Speech-Language Pathology, and Public Health.

    * Access to two modern clinical skills laboratories and a state-of-the-art simulation center.

    * Four full-time clinical affiliations totaling more than nine months of clinical education.

    * First-time passing rates on the National Licensure Examination that typically exceed both State and National averages. Note: 99% First-time passing rates for graduates since 2014.

    New York Medical College is a renowned health sciences university, boasting a forward-thinking curriculum and critical scholarly research in medicine, medical science, public health and health professions. Our faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy is comprised of more than 45 faculty including a notable mix of academic instructors and current practitioners, who are scientists, physicians, therapists, and health care professionals serving as full-time and part-time instructors or clinical faculty. We align our course instruction to the strength of our faculty, tailored to the educational needs of our students.

    New York Medical College has strong ties to a number of local clinic facilities including Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Helen Hayes Hospital, the Bronx VA Hospital, and Westchester Medical Center.

    The Doctor of Physical Therapy program involves nine semesters of full-time education over three years of study. The instructional content of the program includes basic and medical science courses, Problem Based Learning modules (PBL), a community service project, a doctoral project, and clinical education:

    Problem based learning (PBL) is a unique educational approach. The goal is to enhance and sharpen the skills you will use as a physical therapist to diagnosis and treat patients across a variety of populations and health issues. Our innovative PBL model delivers educational content through small group tutorials, laboratory sessions, and specialized lectures. Exposure to common clinical conditions and physical therapy interventions are selected and developed to provide students maximum exposure to the clinical setting, and the critical-thinking skills to identify pertinent objectives and learning outcomes.

    A Doctoral Project is required of all students, with a number of options in clinical research, a teaching practicum, or a public health service-based project. Students choose their project from faculty in the first year and work closely in small groups of students with a faculty mentor to develop, expand, and conduct the project during the second and third years. Students finish with a publication-focused manuscript that demonstrates an in-depth analysis and execution of their doctoral project. Numerous doctoral projects have been presented at national conferences, published, and supported grant funded research.

    Clinical Education enables students to integrate academic knowledge and clinical skills. Students participate in four full-time work experiences ranging in length from 8- to 12-weeks in length. Clinical experiences occur during the summer and spring semesters of the second year, and the fall and spring semesters of the third year. We take great pride in providing a wide variety of clinical affiliations throughout the tri-state area and across the entire United States, which vary in setting from acute-care hospitals, outpatient clinics, sports medicine clinics, rehabilitation hospitals, nursing homes, military bases, schools, and other types of health care institutions and facilities. There are also specialty affiliations at burn centers, dance injury practices, and at an Indian reservation.

    The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at New York Medical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website:

    New York Medical College is a member of the Touro University and College System.