Welcome to the homepage of the Hunter College Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, Hunter College of CUNY.
The Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is a collaboration between the Graduate Center of CUNY and Hunter College. Hunter has provided continuous education in physical therapy and other health sciences since the founding of the School of Health Sciences in the late 1960's. This school remains the only one of its kind in the entire City University of New York system. We are in transition whereby the College of Staten Island and Hunter College have each assumed degree-granting authority to confer the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. This has taken effect for students enrolled in the Class of 2016 at Hunter (beginning June 2013). Applicants now apply via the Hunter College Graduate Admissions office. Please go to "Admissions" for more information regarding this transition for Hunter College and CSI.
I am sad to report that Laurie Selman died on May 3, 2014 at home in Orlando, FL. Laurie was one of the co-founders of our Physical Therapy Program. In Laurie's obituary, his two sons and their families cited Laurie's co-founding role in the Hunter PT program and encouraged memorial contributions. He was highly regarded by his students and well known in the physical therapy community. Laurie remained the teacher until the end, instructing his care staff in their GED studies and encouraging all listeners to examine social and political issues of the day. The physical therapy program has been awarding a annual scholarship in honor of Robert Ayers and Laurie Selman to a third year student "in honor of Bob Ayers and Laurie Selman, founders of the Hunter College Physical Therapy Program. Award based upon scholarship and professional activities as determined by the full time Physical Therapy Faculty"
If you are interested in our program, we suggest you come in for one of our informational sessions listed on the right of this page. Program information packets and other forms are available on the Forms page. For answers to general questions regarding tuition, dorms, post-professional DPT programs, information for foreign trained physical therapists, or other frequently asked questions, please see our FAQ section. You may also use the following link to a general admissions video link; https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5vD-h3zx_kzSlU4ZnJQVXVXekU/edit
We are pleased and proud to be the only University based site in the United States to host courses for licensed physical therapists on the Schroth Method of Scoliosis Management. For additional information, go to our continued education page. Names and contact information of Schroth trained physical therapists is via a link on the left.
The DPT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Contact information for CAPTE includes telephone: 703-706-3245; email address is: email@example.com. Their website is http://www.capteonline.org. Following review of a comprehensive self-study report and an on-site visit in January 2006, we received continued accreditation through 2016. The accreditation report was extremely positive about all aspects of the program, including its faculty, administrative support, employers, alumni, and students. Additional information on performance of our graduates on the Physical Therapy licensure examination, graduation rates and employment rates, please go to question #6 in our frequently asked questions page (FAQ's). You can read some of the feedback on Hunter’s Physical Therapy Program by clicking on Comments & Reviews. Our program, along with many PT programs in the US, has agreed not to participate in survey's ranking PT education programs. Click here for information about why we do not participate.
The Physical Therapy Program, School of Nursing and science researchers are working closely in a partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center planning outstanding, state-of-the-art facilities in a new complex on 74th Street and the FDR Drive. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2014, with estimated completion in 2018. The provost’s office is working closely with the administration and faculty at Brookdale on relocation plans, which include a temporary move to a newly renovated CUNY building adjacent to the LaGuardia Community College campus. The date for this move is the summer of 2015, based upon a tentative timetable of funding and construction.
To request a counseling appointment, please call the secretary at (212) 481-4469 between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday – Thursday during the academic year. We have no formal inperson advising in the summer. You may call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. for assistance. When calling or emailing, be sure to leave a daytime telephone number where you can be reached.
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our program. Please contact me with any feedback you may have about this site or if you have any additional questions about the program.
Gary Krasilovsky, PT, PhD, SST
Associate Professor and Department Chair