Department of Physical Therapy

Help people who have injuries or physically disabling illnesses improve their movement and manage their pain.

Join our unique freshman-entry doctor of physical therapy program and be job-ready with your doctorate after six years of study. You will be trained according to the nationally-recognized American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Core Values. We will provide you with training and guidance so that you graduate with an understanding of the importance of compassionate, evidence-based, ethical, legal and culturally-competent care to maximize the function, health and wellness of your patients, clients, and society. Our goal is to assure that you are prepared for autonomous practice as a responsive professional that can adapt to the challenges of a rapidly changing health care environment.

Unique Experiences Outside of the Classroom

Outcomes for our Graduates

Employment Rate 100%
Graduation Rate 91.7%
Licensure Exam Rate 100

This data is reported as required by The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Graduation and licensure exam rates are averaged over two years, and the employment rate is based on 12 months rather than 6 months. 


The Physical Therapy Program at Ithaca College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:


407 Center for Health Sciences
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Fax ~ 274-3074