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.

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Contact

Kathy Pappas
Admissions Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
(413) 748-3590
kpappas2@springfield.edu

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. 

Please note: Due to the impact of hurricanes Florence and Michael, we have extended Physical Therapy application deadline for students in affected areas in the south from Dec. 1 to Dec. 15.

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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Physical Therapy Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Springfield College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; 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