About This Program

Graduate Students

Earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Undergraduate Students

Department of Physical Therapy


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

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program will not be admitting graduate students for entrance for 2016-17. However, students may apply to the program for the 2017-18 academic year.

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program prepares highly qualified therapists for exemplary professional practice in physical therapy. As a student, you’ll become a physical therapist who is able to recognize and meet existing and emerging health care needs. 

The program seeks to give you values and skills for lifelong learning, ethical behavior in practice, and a commitment to the enrichment and promotion of the physical therapy profession. Courses in anatomy, clinical sciences, organization and delivery of health care, research methodology, and statistics enable you to develop advanced problem-solving skills, a broad knowledge in the science and practice of physical therapy, and a clinically-based understanding of administration, research, and evidence-based practice. Part- and full-time clinical experiences in approved clinical education facilities round out the program. 

Best of all? Our program outcomes back us up. And, from 2011-14, 100 percent of our graduates were employed within six months of taking the National Physical Therapy Exam, so you can feel confident knowing your career is just around the corner. 

Physical Therapy Accreditation

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