Welcome to the homepage of the Hunter College/Graduate Center of CUNY Clinical Doctoral Program.
Hurricane Sandy update - March 8, 2013: Thanks to the efforts of CUNY administration, Hunter College administration, faculty, staff, students, and donors, we are moving back to our Brookdale campus location effective March 11th. The entire lower level of the East Building and many other areas of the campus affected by Hurricane Sandy have been repaired and renovated. We have replaced all previously existing furniture, teaching and research equipment, and essentially almost everything that was destroyed. Acquisition of additional equipment etc will continue throughout the remainder of this Spring and Summer. If there are sporatic instances of communication difficulties, please use email to contact the PT program office or faculty (this is not expected, but planning is everything). Thank you again to everyone involved in this tremendous effort. Dr. Krasilovsky
To help us in our efforts, we have set up an online donation page for Hurricane Sandy relief for the Physical Therapy Program which was severely flooded and is essentially rebuilding our area and replacing all equipment. Thank you to all our donors. Hunter College is registered with the IRS as a 501(c) tax exempt institution. The link to donate is: https://community.hunter.cuny.edu/HunterPT
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 beginning a transition whereby the College of Staten Island and Hunter College will each assume degree-granting authority. The first step in the transition will take place at Hunter College. On July 16, 2012, The New York State Education Department and Board of Regents has authorized the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York to confer the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. This will take effect for students enrolled in the Class of 2016 (beginning June 2013). Applicants for the summer of 2013 will apply via the Hunter College Graduate Admissions office. Please go to "Admissions" for more information regarding this transition for Hunter College and CSI.
You can obtain additional information on our program and the Graduate Center of CUNY via the links on this page or by accessing the Physical Therapy Program website of the Graduate Center of CUNY.
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. We will continue to provide the series of courses developed by Axel Maier-Hesses, PT, Senior Physiotherapist and Schroth Instructor, Katharina-Schroth-Klinik, Germany which will lead to certification as a Schroth (PT) Therapist. For additional information, go to our continued education page or contact Dr. Krasilovsky. 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. 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.
To request a counseling appointment, please call the secretary at (212) 481-4469 between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday during the academic year, or Tuesday – Thursday during the summer. You may also email us at email@example.com. 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
Associate Professor and Program Director - Hunter College
Executive Officer, DPT Program
The Graduate Center of CUNY