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

THE SECRETARY OFFICE NUMBER: 212-396-7103;    Email:  gradpt@hunter.cuny.edu

Please be advised that due to the abundance of concern about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in support of the City's efforts to limit crowds during this challenging time, we have decided to cancel the PT Alumni Reunion Evening scheduled for April 26, 2020.
Although we wanted to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Hunter College and the 50th Anniversary of the PT Department and honor Dr. Elaine Rosen for her retirement, we are not able to commit to running this event. While we are cancelling the dinner, we look forward to seeing you at the Hunter College All Class Reunion on October 3rd, where there will be opportunities to gather as a Department together and celebrate! 

If you have already registered and paid, you will be issued a refund to the original form of payment.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation.

We wish you and your family a safe journey during these next few months.

Department of Physical Therapy - Hunter College

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.

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

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 --> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/opinion/sunday/why-college-rankings-are-a-joke.html?emc=eta1

Mission of the Department of Physical Therapy:  is to select and prepare highly proficient graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform differential diagnosis, determine appropriateness of physical therapy interventions and/or referral to other health care providers, and formulate interventions that result in outcomes that enhance the patient’s quality of life within a dynamic health care delivery system.  The Department is committed to contributing to the body of knowledge of physical therapy practice. 

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 gradpt@hunter.cuny.edu. 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.

IN REMEMBERANCE OF 9-11

Gary Krasilovsky, PT, PhD, SST
(Retired) Associate Professor and Department Chair

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