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. 

Hear what Springfield College is like from one of our current physical therapy students.

See Springfield from Zachary's Perspective

At Springfield College, we encourage students to make the most of their experience.

Zachary Varnauskas, a student in the physical therapy program, shares what more about the academic and cocurricular opportunities he has at the College.

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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