Doctor of Physical Therapy

School of Science

At Marist, we educate our Doctor of Physical Therapy students to be theoretically and practically prepared for successful careers as physical therapists. Our CAPTE-accredited program combines in-depth classroom and laboratory instruction with extensive clinical rotations to create the most comprehensive Doctor of Physical Therapy experience possible.

 

A Clinically Driven DPT Curriculum

At Marist, our Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum is designed to create graduates that are thoroughly prepared for the successful careers ahead of them. Our curriculum consists of 36 months of didactic and clinical work. With small class and lab sizes and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll receive personalized attention from our expert faculty. The clinical orientation of the curriculum also provides exceptional hands-on experience in the field. You can choose from more than 300 established clinical rotation sites throughout the country, and you'll even have the opportunity to complete international rotations in Italy and Switzerland.

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A Clinically Driven DPT Curriculum

At Marist, our Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum is designed to create graduates that are thoroughly prepared for the successful careers ahead of them. Our curriculum consists of 36 months of didactic and clinical work. With small class and lab sizes and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll receive personalized attention from our expert faculty. The clinical orientation of the curriculum also provides exceptional hands-on experience in the field. You can choose from more than 300 established clinical rotation sites throughout the country, and you'll even have the opportunity to complete international rotations in Italy and Switzerland.

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Earn Your Doctorate With Merit Scholarships

Along with external scholarships and frozen tuition throughout the duration of the program, Marist is offering merit scholarships in the amount of $7,500 per year ($22,500 total) to eligible students effective for the Spring 2022 cohort. Demonstrated financial need is not required to be eligible, and scholarships are awarded upon admission.

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Earn Your Doctorate With Merit Scholarships

Along with external scholarships and frozen tuition throughout the duration of the program, Marist is offering merit scholarships in the amount of $7,500 per year ($22,500 total) to eligible students effective for the Spring 2022 cohort. Demonstrated financial need is not required to be eligible, and scholarships are awarded upon admission.

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Develop Skills in State-of-the-Art Facilities

At Marist, we’re invested in your future as a physical therapist. That’s why we’ve developed top-of-the-line facilities in our Science and Allied Health building, fortified with cutting-edge technology that will ensure your practical experience is in line with tools you’ll use in the field. This includes our Physical Therapy Skills Lab, Gross Anatomy Lab, Movement Analysis Lab, and suite of trauma, surgery, and exam room simulation labs.

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Develop Skills in State-of-the-Art Facilities

At Marist, we’re invested in your future as a physical therapist. That’s why we’ve developed top-of-the-line facilities in our Science and Allied Health building, fortified with cutting-edge technology that will ensure your practical experience is in line with tools you’ll use in the field. This includes our Physical Therapy Skills Lab, Gross Anatomy Lab, Movement Analysis Lab, and suite of trauma, surgery, and exam room simulation labs.

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Marist Doctor of Physical Therapy by the Numbers

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Students-to-Faculty

Small class and lab sizes allow for our students to receive individualized attention, guidance, and mentorship throughout the program.

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Clinical Sites

With Marist’s prestigious reputation, we have contracted over 300 clinical sites with placements throughout the U.S. and even international rotations in Italy and Switzerland.

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Merit Scholarship

Effective for the entering class of spring 2022, eligible accepted students can receive a merit scholarship for $7,500 per year ($22,500 total).

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Graduation Rate

100% of Marist Doctor of Physical Therapy students successfully graduate from the program.

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NPTE Pass Rate

Marist students achieve an ultimate pass rate of 100% on the National Physical Therapy Exam.

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Employment Rate

100% of Marist graduates who sought employment after graduation from the program were employed.

Learn From Practicing Professionals

Our faculty includes specialists in pathology, anthropology, environmental health, and geriatric and pediatric physical therapy, all of whom bring the “clinic to the classroom” every day. With our small class and lab sizes and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, your professors will provide individualized academic advising and mentoring as you cultivate the critical thinking, professionalism, and evidence-based practice skills that set Marist DPT graduates apart. See some of our expert faculty below, or view all Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty.

A Service-Oriented Physical Therapy Program

At Marist, one of our key pillars is our commitment to service, and we integrate this commitment into every academic program we offer. Many of our Doctor of Physical Therapy students focus their doctoral projects on service, looking at unmet needs in the community, or education, teaching about physical and health-related topics to different audiences. Our students even have opportunities to participate in medical mission trips with our experienced faculty.

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A Service-Oriented Physical Therapy Program

At Marist, one of our key pillars is our commitment to service, and we integrate this commitment into every academic program we offer. Many of our Doctor of Physical Therapy students focus their doctoral projects on service, looking at unmet needs in the community, or education, teaching about physical and health-related topics to different audiences. Our students even have opportunities to participate in medical mission trips with our experienced faculty.

Marist Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Distinctions

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CAPTE-Accredited

Marist’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by CAPTE, a requirement for licensure in every state in the United States including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

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Cutting-Edge Facilities

Our Science and Allied Health building offers our DPT students a physical therapy skills lab, gross anatomy lab, movement and gait analysis lab, and suite of trauma, surgery, and exam room simulation labs.

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Clinical Rotations in Italy

Along with our more than 300 established clinical rotation sites throughout the country, Marist also offers our DPT students the opportunity to complete international rotations in Italy and Switzerland.