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Welcome to the Physical Therapy Department

Welcome to the Physical Therapy Department


  • Phone

    (585) 389-2900
  • Email
  • Location

    Carroll 103
  • Fax

    (585) 389-2908

The department offers an entry-level program at the B.S. or D.P.T. level in the School of Health and Human Services.  Students closely interact with faculty and treat patients collaboratively in our multiple pro-bono clinics on campus.   At Nazareth, you will become a well-rounded generalist and be prepared for a variety of positions upon graduation.

Mission:  The Nazareth College Physical Therapy Program prepares compassionate professionals who are life-long learners and critical inquirers that practice collaboratively and engage with a changing world.  

Philosophy:  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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