Why IC PT?
The Ithaca College DPT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
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Freshman entry & D. P. T. in six years or less
Students entering as freshman in the fall are able to fulfill all the undergraduate and graduate requirements for a D.P.T. (doctor of physical therapy) degree in six years of total study. A bachelor of science degree, in clinical health studies, will be awarded after four years, and the D.P.T. can be earned with two additional years.
Students accepted as freshman are guaranteed eligibility for the graduate portion of the DPT curriculum, provided academic requirements have been met. An additional application, or the GRE, are NOT needed.
Students entering from high school with appropriate AP and other college transfer credits may request to accelerate and complete the DPT in as little as five years with freshman entry. Applications to accelerate are considered on a case by case basis and must be approved by the Department Chair.
No limitation on the number of AP or IB credits accepted for courses recognized as IC equivalents.
See the Undergraduate Catalog for a list of courses (go to Current Catalog, Student Information, then Advanced Placement Policy).
Transfer students are welcome
When prerequisites have been met, the DPT can earned in as little as three years.
IC PT graduates continue to have great success national licensing exam!!!
The IC first time test taker pass rate for 2010 National Licensing Exam for Physical Therapy, was 93%, The IC pass rate continues to compare very favorably to New York State (81%) and national (88%) pass rates for first time test takers.
The success of the Ithaca College graduates helps to raise the NYS and national averages.
See the pass rates history ...
Employers LOVE IC PT students and grads!!!
Financial Aid available for graduate students
Excellent Experienced Faculty
The 19 full-time PT Department faculty as a group average over 18 years teaching experience and over 15 years at IC. All the the faculty are physical therapists and have extensive clinical experience. Eighteen faculty have doctoral degrees and nine have advanced certification in clinical specialty areas.
In addition, highly qualified adjunct faculty are used on a limited basis when need to supplement the full-time faculty and/or provide expertise in specialized areas.
Read about the alumni PT faculty ...