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Physical Therapy Department

Physical Therapy Department


  • Phone

    (585) 389-2900
  • Email
  • Location

    Carroll 103
  • Fax

    (585) 389-2908

Consistent with the mission of Nazareth College and the mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Nazareth College of Rochester Physical Therapy Degree Program prepares compassionate professionals that practice collaboratively, are life-long, critical inquirers, and engage with a changing world.  The Nazareth College Physical Therapy Philosophy holds that the faculty of the program believe that the integration of liberal arts and professional study provides a strong foundation for educating contemporary physical therapists.  The professional curriculum prepares students to practice in an autonomous, collaborative value-based environment.  Faculty serve as role models in demonstrating responsibility and accountability as teachers, clinicians, and scholars, as well as fostering an educational experience where students are responsible for their learning.

Program Offerings

  • BS/DPT Program (6-year, undergraduate-graduate)
    The BS/DPT Physical Therapy program is a six-year program comprised of three pre-professional years focused on Nazareth College's core curriculum plus three professional years focused on clinical experience. The advantage of this program is that, as long as students maintain the required grade point average, they do not have to reapply for a graduate program.
  • DPT Program (3-year, graduate)
    The D.P.T. degree in Physical Therapy builds on a foundation of pre-requisites with contemporary, relevant professional education in physical therapy. In this professional three-year program, you’ll combine classroom studies with hands-on clinical experiences.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Nazareth College  is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245;  email:; website:

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