Info for Prospective Students

Are you an intelligent, motivated individual?

Do you want to learn to help people who have injuries or physically disabling  illnesses improve their movement and manage their pain?

Check the menu items to the left and links to the right for information about Physical Therapy and aspects of the Ithaca College PT program.

For freshman entry to the physical therapy major, a minimum of three years of high school mathematics and one year each of biology and chemistry are required for admission. In addition, one year of physics is strongly recommended. Students should have some knowledge of the profession, such as volunteer experience or employment.

All students in the physical therapy department must be able to perform the essential clinical as well as academic requirements, as the overall curricular objectives are to prepare students to practice in their chosen field. The Department of Physical Therapy has created a document that described what is necessary to assure that all students entering the physical therapy program know and understand the requirements, and can make informed decisions regarding their pursuit of this profession. Students must be able to meet these standards.

Applicants to the physical therapy program must be able to perform the functions described in the document titled, IC PT Essential Functions for PT Practice.


The IC PT faculty enjoy meeting with prospective or accepted students and families to discuss our program. If you are planning to come to Ithaca, feel free to ask an Admissions Office advisor to schedule an appointment.

Accepted students should also set up an account with myIthaca so you can communicate with other accepted students. Several faculty also log on to check and respond to questions.

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Recent Events

Check out some ICPT Department Newsletters to read more about recent activities in the program.

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