Physical Therapy

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (Transition)

Admission Requirements

This program is open only to Ithaca College graduates holding an M.S. in physical therapy. While the program is designed for students who are currently enrolled in the clinical science/physical therapy program (i.e., students to graduate with their M.S. in physical therapy between 2007 and 2011), applicants from the earlier years of the M.S. program may apply and be admitted on a case-by-case basis.

Graduation Requirements

All required graduate coursework must be taken in sequence unless permission to deviate from the sequence or time frame has been approved by the graduate faculty. Candidates for a doctoral degree in physical therapy must meet all requirements for graduation within three years of their matriculation.

All physical therapy majors must take graduate-level courses offered by the Department of Physical Therapy for a letter grade unless otherwise specified in the course descriptions.


PDPT 61000 Clinical Reasoning and Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy  2
PDPT 61100 Applications of Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy  2
PDPT 61200 Case Study Seminar  2
PDPT 61300 Clinical Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice  1
PDPT 61400 Applications of Wellness and Prevention in Physical Therapy  3
PDPT 61500 Managerial Applications in Physical Therapy Practice  2