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The programs listed provide postprofessional graduate educational degree programs for physical therapists at the advanced clinical doctoral degree (e.g., DScPT, DHSc, DPTSc), advanced master’s 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.

To provide information about new postprofessional advanced graduate degree programs available in physical therapy or to revise current information, please contact Academic Services at academicservices@apta.org or 800-999-2782, ext. 8012.

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.

ALABAMA

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cecilia Graham, PT, PhD
David A. Brown, PT, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy
1720 2nd Ave. S., SHBP 384
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;  PhD in rehabilitation science

ALASKA

None

ARIZONA

A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences
Tracie Rogers, PhD
Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Human Movement Program
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206
480-219-6000
Fax: 480-219-6164
Degree(s) awarded: MS in human movement; specialty tracks in sports conditioning, geriatric exercise science, exercise and sports psychology

ARKANSAS

None

CALIFORNIA

Loma Linda University
Everett Lohman III, PT, DSc
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
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 Southern California
Carolee Winstein, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
1540 E. Alcazar St., CHP 155
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006
323-442-2900
Fax: 323-442-1515
Degree(s) awarded: MS in Biokinesiology

Western University of Health Sciences
Christine Eddow, PT, DPT, PhD
College of Allied Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy Education
450 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766
909-469-8244
Fax: 909-469-5692
Degree(s) awarded:

COLORADO

None

CONNECTICUT

Sacred Heart University
Beau Greer, PhD
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
Certificate Program in Advanced Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
5151 Park Ave.
Fairfield, CT 06825
203-396-8067
Fax: 203-365-4723
Degree(s) awarded: Postgraduate certificate in advanced orthopaedic physical therapy

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

Sarah Farrell
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 )

DELAWARE

None

FLORIDA

None

GEORGIA

None

HAWAII

None

IDAHO

None

ILLINOIS

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

University of Illinois at Chicago
Alex Aruin, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy (M/C 898)
1919 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612-7251
312-355-0904 (office)
Fax: 312-996-4583
Degree(s) awarded: MS in rehabilitation sciences

INDIANA

University of Indianapolis
Laura Santurri, PhD, MPH
Department of Interprofessional Health & Aging Studies 
1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227
800-232-8634, ext. 3502 or 317-788-3502
Degree(s) awarded: Graduate certificates in gerontology and health professions education; DHSc

IOWA

University of Iowa
Lexie Just
The University of Iowa College of Public Health
105 River St., S259 CPHB
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-384-1539
800-553-4692, ext. 4-1539
Fax: 319-335-9707
Degree(s) awarded: MPH

KANSAS

University of Kansas Medical Center
Patricia Kluding, PT, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science MS 2002
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-6799
Fax: 913-588-6910
Degree(s) awarded: Combined DPT/MBA

KENTUCKY

University of Kentucky
Carl Mattacola, PhD
College of Health Sciences
Charles T. Wethington Building
900 S. 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
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
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: MS in physical therapy for international students; certificate of advanced study in physical therapy

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Deborah Navedo, PhD
617-643-4899
Fax: 617-724-6321
Degree(s) awarded: MS in health professions education; certificate of advanced studies in health professions Education; certificate of completion in teaching and learning

Northeastern University
Eric Folmar, PT, DPT
College of Professional Studies
Bouve College of Health Science
360 Huntington Ave.
301 Robinson Hall
Boston, MA 02115
617-304-9253
Degree(s) awarded: Certificate of advanced studies in orthopedics

MICHIGAN

Andrews University
Gail Elliott, PT, DSc
Department of Physical Therapy
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0420
800-827-2878 or 269-471-2878
Fax: 269-471-2867
Degree(s) awarded: DScPT

University of Michigan - Flint
James Creps, PT, DScPT
Physical Therapy Department
Room 2157 WSW Building
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, and cardiovascular pulmonary

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, 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 S. Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079
973-275-2075
Fax: 973-275-2370
Email: 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, PT, PhD
Physical Therapy Department
380 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10010
212-998-9415
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 Ave., Room HS101
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-687-3567
Fax: 216-687-9316
Degree(s) awarded: MSHS

The Ohio State University
James Onate, ATC, PhD
Graduate Studies
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
453 W. 10th Ave.
228B Atwell Hall
Columbus, OH 43210-1234
614-292-1632
Fax: 614-292-0210
Degree(s) awarded: MS/PhD

OKLAHOMA

None

OREGON

None

PENNSYLVANIA

Arcadia University
Phil McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Department of Physical Therapy
450 S. Easton Road

Glenside, PA 19038
215-572-2863
Fax: 215-572-2157
Degree(s) awarded: Certificates in musculoskeletal physical therapy, health policy

Drexel University
Lisa A. Chiarello, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
1601 Cherry St., Mail Stop 7502
Philadelphia, PA 19102
267-359-5532
Fax: 267-359-5576
Degree(s) awarded: DHSc in rehabilitation sciences

 

Thomas Jefferson University
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Hand and Upper Limb Health and Performance
901 Walnut St. Suite 600
Philadelphia, Pa 19107
215-503-6387
Fax: 215-503-2950
Degree(s) awarded: Advanced practice certificate in hand and upper limb 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
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
Carol Counts Likens, PT, PhD, MBA
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Health Professions
930 Madison, Suite 646
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-5888
Fax: 901-448-1411
Degree(s) awarded: ScDPT

TEXAS

Hardin-Simmons University
Martha R Hinman, PT, EdD
Department of Physical Therapy
2200 Hickory
HSU Box 16065
Abilene, TX 79698-6065
325-670-5828
Degree(s) awarded: EdD in education leadership in health science professions

Texas Woman's University (Dallas)
Ann Medley, PT, PhD
School of Physical Therapy
5500 Southwestern Medical Ave.
Dallas, TX 75235-7299
214-689-7700
Fax: 214-689-7703
Degree(s) awarded: PhD in physical therapy; certificate in neurologic physical therapy, women's health, or geriatrics

UTAH

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Admissions

561 E. 1860 S.
Provo, UT 84606
866-780-4107 or 801-734-6832
Fax: 801-375-2125
Email: info@rmuohp.edu
Degree(s) awarded: DSc in clinical electrophysiology

 

VERMONT

None

VIRGINIA

None

WASHINGTON

None

WEST VIRGINIA

None

WISCONSIN

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Dennis C.W. Fater, PT, PhD
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
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 in physical therapy

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
Tony Szturm, PhD
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., Room 160
Toronto, Ontario M5G IV7
CANADA
416-978-5936
Fax: 416-946-7102
Degree(s) awarded: MSc


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