About This Program

Are you interested in undergraduate studies leading to a degree in physical therapy?

You're in the right spot. Our early assurance/undergraduate entry for students completing high school offering a dual-degree program in which students earn a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy in six years.

Are you interested in graduate studies leading to a degree in physical therapy?

You're looking for our Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and completed prerequisite requirements in which students earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in three years. Learn more about our Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


See our tuition and fees for year five and year six.


Kathy Pappas
Admissions Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
(413) 748-3590

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.

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. 

Physical Therapy Major

Zach Varnauskas '21

"I am proud of my classroom accomplishments and leadership experiences I gained at Springfield College. The lessons and skills I learned helped me become confident in my interpersonal skills and communication skills when working with patients. Springfield College taught me to work in a team setting, and be able to build rapport with my patients. I have found great success providing care for my patients with therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and modalities. I value evidence-based practice and am eager to participate in continuing education via mentors and post-graduate courses in order to become the best physical therapist I can become. The Springfield College physical therapy program is the best, the faculty members provide the perfect amount of support to get you ready for a career as a PT."

Zach Varnauskas
Physical Therapist, Access Physical Therapy & Wellness, Inc. 

Zach Varnauskas in cap and gown holding diploma.
Coming 2023

The New Health Sciences Center at Springfield College

The new Springfield College Health Sciences Center will empower transformative approaches to education, career enhancement, service, research, and leadership in healthcare. The Center will build on the success of the School of Health Sciences, and ensure its standing as the leading choice for the finest students, faculty, and staff.

An architect's rendering of the health science center at Springfield College
Physical Therapy Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Springfield College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia, 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 413-748-3590 or email jchevan@springfield.edu

American Council of Academic Physical Therapy Member Institution