Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

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Stony Brook University and the School of Health Technology and Management are proud to announce the expansion of the Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program to a second location on the Stony Brook University campus at Southampton, NY. 

Beginning in July of 2013, a cohort of 35 students was admitted to Stony Brook's Physical Therapy Program at the Southampton campus and the number of students at the Health Science Center in Stony Brook was reduced from 65 students to 50.  In total, the PT Program is enrolling 85 DPT students across the two campuses, a net increase of 20 students per year. 

Led by Rehabilitation Division Chair Richard Johnson and supported by current and new faculty, the same high quality of education that has been delivered by Stony Brook's Physical Therapy Program over the past 4 decades is being extended to the Southampton campus.  Increased resources in the form of additional faculty, space, equipment, services and finances have been allotted to sustain excellence in the program at both campuses. We invite all of the Stony Brook University family to join in our excitement and pride as we commit to the continued excellence that is the hallmark of Stony Brook Physical Therapy.

Stony Brook's Physical Therapy Program enjoys a rich history spanning over 40 years and 1,200 graduates. The program develops leaders of the profession who demonstrate evidence based practice, critical inquiry and clinical decision making skills needed for differential diagnosis and autonomous practice. Our graduates are prepared to provide direct patient care in a multitude of physical therapy settings as well as to pursue careers in research, administration, or education. For detailed information regarding student outcomes, including graduation rates, pass rates on the national licensing exam, and employment rates, see our FAQs page.

pt programStony Brook University is one of four comprehensive research university centers within the State University of New York system, and one of two such centers that include a health sciences center. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and ranks in the top 1% of all the universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Stony Brook University and its graduate programs in  Health, Science, Engineering, Fine Arts,  and Social Sciences and Humanities are currently ranked among the top 100 in the nation by U.S.News and World Report.  The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The DPT program at Stony Brook University is part of the School of Health Technology and Management within Stony Brook Medicine, and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

As you embark on your journey to becoming a health care provider, we hope that you will consider joining the Stony Brook University Physical Therapy family. Situated on the lovely north shore of Long Island just a train ride away from New York City, the atmosphere of our program is collegial, supportive and professional. We invite you to visit us when you are in the area, and attend one of our monthly Information Sessions and make an appointment to meet a faculty member for further advisement.

If you do not find the answers to your questions, please contact us for additional information. We look forward to assisting you in this process.

Richard Johnson, PT, EdD


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