Students Rachel Salazar (Class of 2012) is one of five PT students in the US who were awarded the American Physical Therapy Association Minority Scholarship award.
Sam Bell (Class of 2012) joined the Baltimore Ravens as a Physical Therapist and Assistant Athletic trainer.
Noel Lozares (Class of 2008) joined the United States Women's Ski team as a Physical Therapist.
PT students volunteer to help communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Read article
Dr. Cynthia Chiarello won a research award from the Women's Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Susan E. Klepper won the Toby Long Award for the Best Manuscript Published in Pediatric Physical Therapy entitled "Reference Values on the 6-Minute Walk Test for Children Living in the United States".
Dr. Ashwini K. Rao is a keynote speaker at the Huntington's Disease Clinical Research Symposium organized by the Huntington Study Group, in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Martha Sliwinski serves as faculty advisor for the Columbia Student Medical Outreach (CoSMO), a student-run free clinic serving the medical needs of the local Washington Heights community.
Welcome to the web site of 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 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 assemblies its clinical experiences to develop in its students this understanding of physical therapy.
Following the tradition of Columbia University and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the DPT program is recognized for:
• Its reputation for graduating highly qualified clinicians
• The reputation of its faculty; the breadth and depth of their teaching and research expertise
• The reputation of the part-time, medical center & adjunct faculty who comprise a cadre of academicians, scholars and clinicians serving as role models and mentors in specialty areas of practice
• Its innovative curriculum
• The breadth and depth of its clinical affiliation network
The DPT Program is broadly national while also being intensely local. We are respected within our neighborhood, throughout the city and state, and across the nation for our continued commitment to graduating highly qualified physical therapy clinicians, administrators, educators and researchers who become leaders in the profession.
You are invited to explore our website to learn more about our program, faculty and students and to understand why Columbia's Program in Physical Therapy has been shaping the profession for 68 years.