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. You will graduate with a commitment to being a life-long learner, and the skills to be a reflective practitioner, clinical educator, scholar, administrator, or consultant. Most importantly, you will be a responsive professional that can adapt to the challenges of a rapidly changing health care environment.

Our goal is to assure that you are prepared for autonomous practice. 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.

Unique Experiences In and Out of the Classroom

    Accepted students are guaranteed eligibility for the graduate portion of the DPT curriculum, provided academic requirements have been met. An additional application or GRE exam are not needed.

    Study Abroad and Extracurricular Activities

    Throughout the undergraduate years in Ithaca, opportunities exist for students to fulfill minors or concentrations in other fields of study, as well as to study abroad. Our students are also very active in campus activities including intercollegiate and intramural athletics, theater and music performances, campus employment, a wide array of campus clubs and organizations, and off-campus volunteer and outreach activities.

    Employers Love IC PT Grads!

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    Human Anatomy Laboratory

    LEARN MORE about Ithaca College's new Human Anatomy Laboratory, which offers students hands-on dissection experience and a unique understanding of the human body. 

    If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 607-274-3342 or email at The Clinical Health Studies/Doctor of 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:; website:

    Per the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), all programs are required to report student outcome data.  Please note: graduation and licensure exam rates are averaged over two years, and the employment rate is based on 12 months rather than 6 months. 

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


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

    Fax ~ 274-3074