Directory of Postprofessional Doctoral and Graduate Programs

The programs listed provide postprofessional graduate educational degree programs for physical therapists at the advanced clinical doctoral degree (eg, DScPT, DHSc, DPTSc), advanced masters degree (e.g., Interdisciplinary Advanced Clinical Science MS) and certificate (eg, Geriatrics Certificate, Certification in Manual Therapy) levels. The degrees offered are housed in institutions that either have physical therapist degree programs or associated with a physical therapist degree program.

Some degrees may not necessarily be restricted to physical therapist applicants. The listing of postprofessional graduate degree programs may not be all inclusive as programs are developed or revised or because APTA has not been notified of the existence of a program.

Additional information about these programs may be obtained by contacting the program director or contact name listed.

Disclaimer: Inclusion on this list of programs does not indicate approval by APTA or the accreditation of these programs of study by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

ALABAMA

University of Alabama at Birmingham
 Cecilia Graham, PT, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy
SHBP 337
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1212
205/934-5949
Fax: 205-975-7787
Degree(s) Awarded: Graduate Certificate in Health Focused Patient/Client Management for Physical and Occupational Therapists 

ALASKA

None

ARIZONA  

A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences
Tracie Rogers, PhD
Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Human Movement Program
5850 East Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206
480/219-6000
Fax: 480/219-6100
Degree(s) Awarded: Human Movement MS, Specialty tracks in: Sports Conditioning, Geriatric Exercise Science and Exercise & Sports Psychology

ARKANSAS

None

CALIFORNIA

Loma Linda University
Everett Lohman, III, PT, DSc, OCS
School of Allied Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy
Loma Linda, CA 92350
909/558-1000
Fax: 909/558-0459
Degree(s) Awarded: Postprofessional MPT, Postprofessional MSOP 

The Ola Grimsby Institute
Carmi S. Bowlin, Program Coordinator
4420 Hotel Circle Court, Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92108
619/298-4116
Fax: 619/298-4225
Degree(s) Awarded: Doctorate in Manual Therapy

University of California at San Francisco/San Francisco State University
Kimberly S. Topp, PT, PhD (UCSF campus)
Linda Wanek, PT, PhD (SFSU campus)
Graduate Program in Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
1500 Owens St., Suite 400
Box 0736
San Francisco, CA 94143-0736
415/514-6774
Fax: 415/514-6778
Degree(s) Awarded: DPTSc 
This program has been discontinued as of May 2014. Will be launching a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences anticipated Fall 2015. 

University of Southern California
Carolee Winstein, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
1540 East Alcazar St, CHP 155
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006
323/442-2900
Fax: 323/442-1515
Degree(s) Awarded: MS in Biokinesiology 

COLORADO

None

CONNECTICUT

Sacred Heart University
Beau Greer, PhD, CSCS
College of Education and Health Professions
5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT 06432-1000
203/365-7656 or 4721
Fax: 203/365-4723
Degree(s) Awarded: MS in Exercise Science and Nutrition

Sacred Heart University
Gary P Austin, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, FAFS
 
Certificate Program in Advanced Orthopaedic Physical Therapy 
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
 
203/396-8067 
Fax: 203/365-4723 
Degree(s) Awarded: Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

 University of Hartford
Jacob Harney, PhD
Department of Biology
860/768-5780

Sarah Farrell, Program Specialist, Prosthetics and Orthotics
Department of Physical Therapy
860/768-4599
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117
Fax: 860/768-5002
Degree(s) Awarded: MS (Neuroscience, Prosthetics and Orthotics program to begin Summer 2012)

DELAWARE

None

FLORIDA

None

GEORGIA

None

HAWAII

None

The programs listed provide postprofessional graduate educational degree programs for physical therapists at the advanced clinical doctoral degree (e.g., DScPT, DHSc, DPTSc), advanced masters degree (e.g., Interdisciplinary Advanced Clinical Science MS) and certificate (e.g., Geriatrics Certificate, Certification in Manual Therapy) levels. The degrees offered are housed in institutions that either have physical therapist degree programs or associated with a physical therapist degree program.

Some degrees may not necessarily be restricted to physical therapist applicants. The listing of postprofessional graduate degree programs may not be all inclusive as programs are developed or revised or because APTA has not been notified of the existence of a program.

Additional information about these programs may be obtained by contacting the program director or contact name listed.

Disclaimer: Inclusion on this list of programs does not indicate approval by APTA or the accreditation of these programs of study by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

IDAHO

None

ILLINOIS 

  Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Judith L. Stoecker, PT, PhD
Physical Therapy Department
3333 Green Bay Rd.
North Chicago, IL 60064
847/578-8694
Fax: 847/578-8816
Degree(s) Awarded: MSPT 

University of Illinois at Chicago 
Christina Hui-Chan, PT, PhD
Professor and Head
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Applied Health Sciences
1919 W Taylor St M/C 898
Chicago, IL 60612-7251
312/996-1502
Fax: 312/996-3807
Degree(s) Awarded: MS in Rehabilitation Sciences

INDIANA

University of Indianapolis
Jennifer Fogo, PhD, OTR
Krannert School of Physical Therapy
1400 East Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227
800/232-8634, ext 3052 or 317/788-3500
Fax: 317/788-3542
Degree(s) Awarded: Graduate Certificates in Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics & Gerontology, MHS, DHS 

IOWA

University of Iowa
Lexie Just
Assistant Director MPH Program
The University of Iowa College of Public Health
105 River Street, S259 CPHB
Iowa City, IA 52242
319/384-1539
800/553-4692, ext 4-1539
Fax: 319/335-9707
Degree(s) Awarded: MPH 

KANSAS

None

KENTUCKY

University of Kentucky
Carl Mattacola, PhD
College of Health Sciences
Charles T. Wethington Building
900 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
859/323-1100, ext 80579
Fax: 859/323-8957
Degree(s) Awarded: MS in Athletic Training

LOUISIANA

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
John Dolan, RhD, CRC
Interim Department Head
School of Allied Health Professions - LSUMC
1900 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA 70112-2262
504/568-4318
Fax: 504/568-6552
Degree(s) Awarded: MHSRC 

MAINE

None

MARYLAND

None

MASSACHUSETTS

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Tracy Brudvig, DPT, PhD, OCS 
Department of Physical Therapy
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Charlestown Navy Yard
36 1st Ave
Boston, MA 02129
617/724-6446
Fax: 617/724-6321
Degree(s) Awarded: Master of Science in Physical Therapy for International StudentsCertificate of Advanced Study in Physical Therapy

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Deborah Navedo, PhD, CPNP, CNE
Program Director
617/643-4899
Fax: 617/724-6321
Degree(s) Awarded: Master of Science in Health Professions Education, Certificate of Advanced Studies in Health Professions Education, Certificate of Completion in Teaching and Learning

MICHIGAN

Andrews University
Kathy Berglund, PT, ATC, OCS
Postprofessional Degree Program Coordinator
Department of Physical Therapy
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0420
800/827-2878 | 269/471-2878
Fax: 269/471-2867
Degree(s) Awarded: DScPT 

University of Michigan- Flint
Cindy A. Pfalzer, PT, PhD, FACSM, FAPTA
Professor and Associate Director for Postprofessional Education and Research
Physical Therapy Department
Rm. 2157 WSW Bldg.
303 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502-1950
810/762-3373
Fax: 810/766-6668
Degree(s) Awarded: Graduate Clinical Certificates in Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Neurology & Cardiovascular Pulmonary (Applications in process for APTA credentialed residencies), Lifelong Learning

Oakland University
Kristine Thompson, PT, PhD
Program in Physical Therapy
School of Health Sciences
201 Hannah Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4475
248/370-4041
Fax: 248/370-4287
Degree(s) Awarded: MSPT, DScPT, Graduate Certificates in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and Neurological Rehabilitation

MINNESOTA

None

MISSISSIPPI

None

MISSOURI

None

MONTANA

None

NEBRASKA

None

NEVADA

None

NEW HAMPSHIRE

None

NEW JERSEY

Seton Hall University
Genevieve Pinto Zipp, PT, EdD
Graduate Programs in Health Sciences
400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079
973/275-2075
Fax: 973/275-2370
E-mail: gradmeded@shu.edu
Degree(s) Awarded: MS in Athletic Training

NEW MEXICO

None

NEW YORK

Clarkson University
Scott D. Minor, PT, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy
Center for Health Sciences
59 Main St.
Box 5880
Potsdam, NY 13699-5880
315/268-3786
Fax: 315/268-1539
Degree(s) Awarded: Postprofessional MS

New York University
Wen K. Ling
Physical Therapy Department
380 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10010
212/998-9400
Fax: 212/995-4190
Degree(s) Awarded: MA in physical therapy with a concentration in Pathokinesiology 

State University of New York at Buffalo
Gaspar A. Farkas, PhD
Physical Therapy, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
410 Kimball Tower
3435 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079
716/829-2941, ext 408
Fax: 716/829-2428
Degree(s) Awarded: MS in Exercise Science

NORTH CAROLINA

None

NORTH DAKOTA

None

OHIO

Cleveland State University
Susan S. Bazyk, PhD
Department of Health Sciences
2121 Euclid Avenue, Room HS101
Cleveland, OH 44115
216/687-3567
Fax: 216/687-9316
Degree(s) Awarded: MSHS 

The Ohio State University
D. Michele Basso, PT, EdD
Graduate Studies
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
453 W. 10th Ave.
Atwell Hall
Columbus, OH 43210-1234
614/292-5921
Fax: 614/292-0210
Degree(s) Awarded: MS/PhD 

OKLAHOMA

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Maria Jones, PT, PhD, associate professor
Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities
 Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT, associate professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Allied Health
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1200 N. Stonewall Avenue, Rooms 1138, 3099
Oklahoma City, OK  73117
Phone: 405-271-2131 ext. 46811 or 47115
Fax: 405/271-2432
Degree(s) Awarded:
DSc in Rehabilitation Sciences

OREGON

None

The programs listed provide postprofessional graduate educational degree programs for physical therapists at the advanced clinical doctoral degree (e.g., DScPT, DHSc, DPTSc), advanced masters degree (e.g., Interdisciplinary Advanced Clinical Science MS) and certificate (e.g., Geriatrics Certificate, Certification in Manual Therapy) levels. The degrees offered are housed in institutions that either have physical therapist degree programs or associated with a physical therapist degree program.

Some degrees may not necessarily be restricted to physical therapist applicants. The listing of postprofessional graduate degree programs may not be all inclusive as programs are developed or revised or because APTA has not been notified of the existence of a program.

Additional information about these programs may be obtained by contacting the program director or contact name listed.

Disclaimer: Inclusion on this list of programs does not indicate approval by APTA or the accreditation of these programs of study by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

PENNSYLVANIA 
 
Arcadia University 
Phil McClure, PT, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy
450 South Easton Rd.
Glenside, PA 19038
215/572-2863
Fax: 215/572-2157
Degree(s) Awarded: Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy 

Drexel University
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
245 North 15th Street, Mail stop 502
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215/762-4680
Fax: 215/762-3886
Degree(s) Awarded: Advanced Practice Certificates: Hand and Upper Quarter Therapy or Pediatric Physical Therapy

Drexel University
Lisa Chiarello, PT, PhD, PCS
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
245 North 15th Street, Mail stop 502
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215/762-8805
Fax: 215/762-3886
Degree(s) Awarded: Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) in Rehabilitation Sciences
Concentrations in pediatrics, orthopedics, and hand rehabilitation
 
Slippery Rock University
Robert Arnhold, PhD
Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences Department
15 Stoner Educational Complex
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
724/738-2847
Fax: 724/738-4806
Degree(s) Awarded: MS in Adapted Physical Activity

University of Pittsburgh
Michael Timko, PT, MS, FAAOMPT
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy
6035 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412/383-6578
Fax: 412/383-6629
Degree(s) Awarded: MS

RHODE ISLAND

None

SOUTH CAROLINA

None

SOUTH DAKOTA

None

TENNESSEE

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Pamela D. Ritzline, PT, EdD
Health Science Center
930 Madison, Suite 640
Memphis, TN 38163
901/448-5888
Fax: 901/448-1411
Degree(s) Awarded: MSPT, ScDPT 

TEXAS

Texas Woman's University (Dallas)
Ann Medley, PT, PhD, CEEAA, associate director
School of Physical Therapy
5500 Southwestern Medical Avenue
Dallas, TX 75235-7299
214/689-6500
Fax: 214/689-6583
Degree(s) Awarded: Certificate in Academic Administration & Leadership, Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Upper Extremity, Women's Health, and Geriatrics

Texas Woman's University (Houston)
Sharon Olson, PT, PhD, director
Peggy Gleeson, PT, PhD, associate director
School of Physical Therapy
6700 Fannin Street
Houston TX 77030
713/794-2070
Fax: 713/794-2071
Degree(s) Awarded: Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Upper Extremity, and Geriatrics

UTAH

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Admissions 561 East 1860 South
Provo, UT 84606
866/780-4107 | 801/734-6832
Fax: 801/375-2125
E-mail: info@rmuohp.edu
Degree(s) Awarded: DSc Clinical Electrophysiology

VERMONT

None

VIRGINIA

None

WASHINGTON

None

WEST VIRGINIA

None

WISCONSIN

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Dennis CW Fater, PT, PhD, Cert, MDT, CSCS
Department of Physical Therapy
1725 State St.
4033 Health Science Center
La Crosse, WI 54601
608/785-8470
Fax: 608/785-8460
Degree(s) Awarded: MS

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sally Wedde, Education ProgramsAdministrator
 Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
2112 Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Drive
Madison, WI 53706
608/262-3768
Fax: 608/262-7864
Degree(s) Awarded: MS in Clinical Investigation

 
  WYOMING

None

International

CANADA

McGill University
Annette Mainemer, PhD
School of Physical and
Occupational Therapy
3654 Drummond St.
Montreal, QC H3G 1Y5
CANADA
514/398-4504
Fax: 514/398-6360
Degree(s) Awarded: MSc 

The University of Western Ontario
Doreen Bartlett, PT, PhD
School of Physical Therapy
Elborn College, Room 1588
London, Ontario N6G 1H1
CANADA
519/661-3360
Fax: 519/661-3866
Degree(s) Awarded: MS

University of Alberta
Sandra Curwin, PhD
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
2-50 Corbett Hall
Edmonton AB T6G 2G4
CANADA
403/492-0840, ext 9674
Fax: 403/492-1626
Degree(s) Awarded: MSc - PT

University of British Columbia
Susan Schmiesing
School of Rehabilitation Sciences
T325-2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 2B5
CANADA
604/822-7392
Fax: 604/822-7624
Degree(s) Awarded: MSc 

University of Manitoba
Dr. Tony Szturm
School of Medical Rehabilitation
258-770 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg MB R3E OW3
CANADA
204/787-4794
Fax: 204/789-3927
Degree(s) Awarded: MSc 

University of Toronto
Helene Polatajko, PhD
Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science
Faculty of Medicine
500 University Ave, Rm 160
Toronto, Ontario M5G IV7
CANADA
416/978-5936
Fax: 416/946-7102
Degree(s) Awarded: MSc 

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