Physical Therapy

Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Chair's Welcome

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Northeastern University Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences graduates are innovative, global leaders who excel in clinical practice, research, worker wellness, ergonomics and community service.  Our DPT program roots extend back prior to World War I and our faculty helped train the first Reconstruction Aides, the precursor to physical therapists.  Our Master in Occupational Ergonomics and Worker Wellness, open to individuals with various backgrounds, is a unique program combining health promotion and disease prevention.  We also offer Certificates of Advanced Study for licensed practicing physical therapists and are developing a Sports Residency program for PTs. Our degree programs incorporate cooperative experiential learning, a hallmark of Northeastern University.

Departmental Offerings

For individuals wanting to become physical therapists:


The Entry-level DPT is for applicants applying as freshmen students.
The Post-baccalaureate Direct-entry DPT is for applicants who hold a baccalaureate or master's degree in a field other than Physical Therapy.
Certificate in Early Intervention

For Licensed PTs: 

The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) is for applicants who hold a baccalaureate or master's degree in Physical Therapy and a US license in Physical Therapy
Certificate of Advanced Study in Orthopedic Physical Therapy 

Individuals with interest in rehabilitation and movement sciences can also consider applying to the interprofessional PhD in Personal Health Informatics.

Programs open to individuals of any background:

MS in Occupational Ergonomics and Worker Health

Certificate of Advanced Study in Disability Studies
Individuals with interest in rehabilitation and movement sciences can also consider applying to the interprofessional PhD in Personal Health Informatics.

Our programs build 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 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.

 

Maura Daly Iversen, PT, DPT, SD, MPH 


Contact Info

Maura Daly Iversen, PT, DPT, SD, MPH,FNAP
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
301 Robinson Hall
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.373.3908
Fax: 617.373.3161