Students interested in pursuing a degree in physical therapy can choose a variety of career paths with competitive benefits and compensation. Specialists in the field of physical therapy help patients through the recovery process for physical injuries like fractured wrists or broken fingers. They can be employed at a local hospital or clinic, though many physical therapists open private practices to be their own boss.
Students interested in becoming physical therapists should note that while many schools in New York offer a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, programs often require students to complete internships that prepare them for their state licensing exam post-graduation.
Students can earn their degree in physical therapy in person and many programs require internships to provide increased experience and opportunities to observe current professionals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that opportunities in New York state could soon reach up to 16,000 positions with an abundance of jobs located in the New York City metro area.Click Here to See the Best Colleges in the US
Chartered in 1831, New York University is a private school with a massive $5.8 billion endowment. NYU Steinhardt's Department of Physical Therapy is conveniently located near teaching hospitals and offers a range of degree options:
Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy certificate
Master of Arts in Physical Therapy with a Concentration in Pathokinesiology
DPT (entry level)
DPT (for practicing professionals)
Research in Physical Therapy PhD
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
A public school on Long Island, New York, Stony Brook sprawls over 1,454 acres, making it the state’s largest public university. The school offers a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with 85 students accepted per year (including 35 on the Southampton Campus).
Students must complete four clinical experiences, each lasting 8-10 weeks. There are 95.5 classroom credits and 35 clinical credits for a total of 130.5. Stony Brook is a member of the Association of American Universities and boasts that it provides a “top tier education at a fraction of the cost of a private university.”
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|New York University New York, NY||17 : 1||52,775|
|Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY||28 : 1||26,782|
|D'Youville College Buffalo, NY||17 : 1||2,785|
|Russell Sage College Troy, NY||21 : 1||2,389|
|Long Island University Brookville, NY||34 : 1||15,066|