Why IC PT?

The  Ithaca College DPT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

See side bar for information on rankings of Physical Therapy programs.

Freshman entry & D. P. T. in six years

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 in 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.

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).

IC PT graduates continue to have great success national licensing exam!!!

The IC first time test taker pass rate for National Licensing Exam for Physical Therapy, is typically above 93%, The IC pass rate continues to compare very favorably to New York State (80-85%) and national (85-90%) 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!!!

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Financial Aid available for graduate students

See the PT Department Financial Aid section ...
See the IC Office of Financial Aid page ...

Excellent Experienced Faculty

The 19 full-time PT Department faculty have extensive teaching experience. All the the faculty are physical therapists and have previous and current clinical activity. All faculty have doctoral degrees and many have advanced certification in clinical specialty areas. 

In addition, highly qualified adjunct faculty from community practices are used when needed or desired to supplement the full-time faculty and/or provide additional xpertise in specialized areas.

Read about the alumni PT faculty ...

Student Opportunities

IC Wins Community Service Award

For the fourth straight year, the Corporation for National and Community Service has recognized Ithaca College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
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A Top Ranked College ... again!!!

The U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges for 2012 has ranked Ithaca College #11 of "Regional Universities" in the Northern area, and one of the top 15 of over 150 schools in this area for the 17th year in a row. 

Ithaca College is one of the three highest-ranked schools in its category in New York State.

Furthermore, the publication again named Ithaca College one of the top  "Great Schools, Great Prices," based on the quality of education at a reasonable cost.

For more info see U. S. News ,,, online