Applications are already rolling in for Ithaca College’s new Graduate-Entry Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program. With the first cohort of students expected to arrive on South Hill for the 2024 summer semester, the program marks a new chapter in IC’s 75-year history of physical therapy education.
Currently, IC offers a six-year program in Physical Therapy, which was designed to admit first-year undergraduate students (with a few spaces available for transfers). Students complete their Bachelor of Science in four years and begin the professional coursework after their junior year. They are then able to earn their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in two additional years. The graduate-entry program will offer students who already have a bachelor’s degree an entry into the existing pathway, allowing them to complete their DPT in three years.