Physical Therapy Chair's Welcome
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Northeastern University Physical Therapy graduates are innovative, global leaders who excel in clinical practice, research, and community service. As one of the longest accredited Physical Therapy Programs in the United States, and the only program with Cooperative Education, our students graduate with exceptional clinical decision-making skills, and experience in the field of physical therapy.
We offer three entry points in the Doctor of Physical Therapy
- The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is for applicants who hold a baccalaureate or master's degree in Physical Therapy and a US license in Physical Therapy
- The Post-baccalaureate Direct-entry DPT is for applicants who hold a baccalaureate or master's degree in a field other than Physical Therapy.
- The Entry-level DPT is for applicants applying as freshmen students.
Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program builds on the university's core values of interdisciplinary education, urban engagement, international knowledge and cutting edge research. Our exceptional faculty are dedicated to promoting excellence in practice, education, scholarship and community service. Faculty are active in the American Physical Therapy Association and engaged in active clinical research and practice. A hallmark of our program is the integration of experiential learning and didactic education whether through use of standardized patients, communication and interaction with community consultants, participation in service learning projects, or engagement in research with our faculty.
Unique Program Features
- INTERPROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
- Bouvé Van providing community access to health care offered in conjunction with the Nursing, Pharmacy, Speech Language Pathology and Public Health programs.
- Beyond the traditional semester abroad, we offer multiple global academic and service-oriented experiences such as Global Dialogues (30 days in country), PT academic exchange programs and global service PT programs to Mexico and Ecuador.
- Early Intervention, working with infants and toddlers with disabilities or at risk for developmental delays. The program is offered in conjunction with the Department of Counseling Psychology.
- Sports Conditioning and Management of the Athlete
- Psychology, Business, Foreign Language
- RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
- Analysis of Dance and Movement
- Neuromotor Systems Laboratory
- Laboratory for Locomotion Research
- Cancer Survivorship Center
- Biomotion Research Laboratory
- Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
- Rehabilitation and Epidemiology Trainee Program
- Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory
- Neurophysiology Laboratory
- Teaching and Learning Innovation Laboratory
- CLINICAL EDUCATION
- In 38 states and with professional and collegiate sports programs.
- 36 weeks of internship plus 6 months to one-year of paid clinical experience through our unique Cooperative Education Program.
Maura Daly Iversen, PT, DPT, SD, MPH