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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program


School of Science buildingThe DPT Program is located in the Science and Allied Health building on the main campus.  This building is located on the east campus, just north of the campus walkway linking the east and west sides of campus.

This building cost $33 million and established a home for the DPT Program, as well as the School of Science’s existing programs in Physician Assistant Studies, Athletic Training, and Medical Technology.  In addition, the building contains all laboratories for our Department of Biology.

This four-story building has approximately 58,000 square feet, of which the DPT program occupies over 8,200 square feet.  The DPT program space includes a gross anatomy laboratory, a PT skills laboratory, a research laboratory, and a technologically advanced clinical simulation suite with a twin trauma bay and five traditional exam rooms. The assigned space also contains classrooms, faculty and support offices, a student lounge, and a conference room, with the remaining space allocated for study areas. 

Movement LabThe simulation suite incorporates the use of both standardized patients and high-tech manikins.  Students use the lab for basic instruction and patient interaction, history taking and physical therapy exam skills, diagnosis, and documentation.  Technology supports student learning by digitally capturing data, both voice and video.  Students have access to this data when appropriate for self-evaluation. Faculty are able to access data to assist in both formative and summative evaluations of the student.



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Accreditation Status

Effective November 8, 2017, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program of Marist College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:  If needing to contact the program/institution, please call (845) 575-3800 or email:

Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. “All credits and degrees earned and issued by a program holding candidacy are considered to be from an accredited program.” CAPTE Rules of Practice and Procedure, Part 7.2, Version 20.1.05, May 2020. As such, students graduating from the DPT Program are eligible to take the licensure examination.