Welcome to Columbia University's Doctoral
Degree Program in Physical Therapy (DPT)

The Program is one of the oldest yet exceptionally progressive programs to educate students wishing to enter the profession of physical therapy. As an integral part of the Department of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Program is guided by the principle that the acquisition of knowledge and skills is important in professional education, but far more vital is an understanding of the science, the art and the ethic within which both knowledge and skill are applied.

The Program builds its curriculum, selects its faculty and assembles its clinical experiences to develop in its students this understanding of physical therapy.


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Featured Articles

Alumni Profile: Pamela Duncan, PT, PhD, FAPTA (CUPT 1973)

Dr. Duncan is principal investigator on major grant to redesign post-acute care for stroke patients.

Student Profile: Columbia Opens Doors for Galen Schram, CUDPT 2016

Galen builds connections at home and abroad with Columbia

News & Events

FAIRYTALE PHYSICAL THERAPY GIVES THANKSGIVING PERFORMANCE OF "FROZEN" AT WEILL CORNELL/NYP HOSPITALRead more

STUDENT NEWS: MICHELLE PADREZA (CUDPT 2017) REPORTS ON CU PRESIDENT LEE BOLLINGER'S FIRESIDE CHATRead more

STUDENT NEWS: REPORT ON THE NYPTA DIRECTOR’S INTERN PROGRAM by Joseph Lipsky, CUDPT 2018Read more

STUDENT NEWS: REPORT FROM THE 2016 APTA NATIONAL STUDENT CONCLAVE by Joseph Lipsky (CUDPT 2018)Read more

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