About This Program

Undergraduate Students

Earn a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Graduate Students

Department of Physical Therapy


Kathy Pappas
Chair, Physical Therapy Admissions Committee
(413) 748-3028

Our program enables you to earn a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in only six years. As an undergraduate student, you will begin with three years of study in the health science/pre-physical therapy track, which includes prerequisite courses for your Doctor of Physical Therapy studies and the general education requirements taken by all college students. To add to your educational experience, we require that all students complete a minor of your choice, and Springfield College offers more than 20 to choose from.

Once all of the basics are behind you, you'll be ready for the professional preparation of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. You'll take foundational science, research, and patient management courses. Our Global Health Service Learning course offers a unique and optional  opportunity in all three years of study. In your final year, you'll choose from specialty courses in areas that include sports physical therapy, pediatric physical therapy, orthopedic physical therapy, adult neurology, cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy,  and clinical electrophysiology.

Entering into the professional coursework from the pre-physical therapy program is seamless. You’ll advance into the professional Doctor of Physical Therapy component upon completing the required courses, and meeting our academic standards. There is no formal re-application process. And, with program outcomes like ours, you can enter into this program knowing you'll find success. 

Studying Physical Therapy program At Springfield College

Julia Chevan Receives National Leadership Award

Springfield College Department of Physical Therapy Chair Dr. Julia Chevan received the Ronnie Leavitt Award for Leadership in the Promotion of Social Responsibility in Physical Therapy at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Julia Chevan Receives National Leadership Award
Physical Therapy Accreditation

The Springfield College Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).