PT Program Highlights

  • The IC physical therapy program has over 60 years of experience developing top notch graduates.
  • Freshman entry and guaranteed eligibility for the DPT curriculum (i.e. no graduate application is needed provided academic requirements are met).
  • The D. P. T. degree will be fulfilled is 6 years. 
  • Study abroad is encouraged. It is most feasible during the sophomore and fall of the junior years.
  • Transfer students can be accepted (space permitting), primarily current IC students before the first professional year.
  • IC has a small college feel, but has a university’s range of academic and extracurricular opportunities.
  • A small (college) town location -- Ithaca is readily accessible to the major northeast metropolitan areas (e.g., 4 hours’ drive to New York City and Philadelphia, and 6-7.5 hours to Boston, Pittsburgh, or Washington).
  • On campus PT Clinic
  • Clinical Education opportunities with over 1100 facilities affiliated with IC
  • Nineteen full-time PT Department faculty who are all experienced physical therapists and have become content experts in a wide range of academic and clinical disciplines
  • The IC pass rate for PT national licensing exam in typically around 95% (compared to NYS at 80-85 % and nationally at 85-90%). See the PT licensing exam pass rates history.

Three Generations of IC PT

Read about the Formicella family's three generations of IC PT grads in the Ithaca College Quarterly.