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Welcome to the homepage of the Hunter College Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, Hunter College of CUNY.


Hunter College 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.   Applicants apply via the Hunter College Graduate Admissions office. Please go to "Admissions" for more information about our requirements and process of applying to our graduate program.

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;

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.  For 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 & ReviewsOur 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.  or - read this -->

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. To read more about this partnership and the new building go to:

A start up company has ranked every DPT program in the country based on cost to expected income.  I was notified that the Hunter DPT program was ranked 10th for in state cost/income and 5th for out of state cost/income of all DPT programs.  Yes, we have a high quality program with excellent outcomes and solid reputation.

If you have questions, please call the secretary at (212) 396-7103 between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday – Thursday during the academic year, and most Fridays. We do not provide one on one general advising, but will clarify questions you may have. You may call or email us at for assistance. When calling or emailing, be sure to leave a daytime telephone number where you can be reached.  Your best source of first hand information is our website and then coming in for an information session.

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

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