Small class and lab sizes allow for our students to receive individualized attention, guidance, and mentorship throughout the program.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
School of Science
Marist DPT: Where Capability Meets Compassion
At Marist, we educate our Doctor of Physical Therapy students to be theoretically and practically prepared for successful careers as physical therapists. Our CAPTE-accredited program combines in-depth classroom and laboratory instruction with extensive clinical rotations to create the most comprehensive Doctor of Physical Therapy experience possible.
Marist Doctor of Physical Therapy By The Numbers
With Marist’s prestigious reputation, we have contracted over 300 clinical sites with placements throughout the U.S. and even international rotations in Italy and Switzerland.
Effective for the entering class of spring 2023, eligible accepted students can receive a merit scholarship for $7,500 per year ($22,500 total).
100% of Marist Doctor of Physical Therapy students successfully graduate from the program.
Marist students achieve an ultimate pass rate of 100% on the National Physical Therapy Exam.
100% of Marist graduates who sought employment after graduation from the program were employed.
Learn From Practicing Professionals
Our faculty includes specialists in pathology, anthropology, environmental health, and geriatric and pediatric physical therapy, all of whom bring the “clinic to the classroom” every day. With our small class and lab sizes and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, your professors will provide individualized academic advising and mentoring as you cultivate the critical thinking, professionalism, and evidence-based practice skills that set Marist DPT graduates apart. See some of our expert faculty below, or view all Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty.
Dr. Egitto joined the faculty of Marist’s Doctor of Physical therapy Program as a Clinical Assistant Professor after spending over thirty years as a practicing clinician. Her career focused on children and young adults with a variety of diagnoses in-home care, schools, outpatient clinics, and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She is also part of the Credentialed Clinical Instructor-American Physical Therapy Association and is trained in Pediatric Neurodevelopmental treatment.
Originally from Michigan, Dr. Sage-King initially started her career as an athletic trainer after receiving her BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. After receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, physical therapist at Helen Hayes Hospital focusing on treating adults with neurological impairments in both the inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings. When not at work, Fran enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
A Marist alumnus, Dr. Pecchia's physical therapy career has been focused on outpatient care and clinic leadership. He is a Residency trained Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist, teaching primarily musculoskeletal content in the DPT program. Dr. Pecchia's research interests include the use of nano-technology in the development of student's manual therapy skills and involving students in community service in the local region.
Attracting DPT Students From Across the United States
Many students from distinctive undergraduate experiences join the Marist community to pursue their doctor of physical therapy degree as a result of the state-of-the-art facilities, our caring faculty, and the combination of clinical and classroom learning experiences. Our DPT students come to Marist from some of the colleges and universities listed below:
Marist Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Distinctions
Marist’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by CAPTE, a requirement for licensure in every state in the United States including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
Our Science and Allied Health building offers our DPT students a physical therapy skills lab, gross anatomy lab, movement and gait analysis lab, and suite of trauma, surgery, and exam room simulation labs.
Along with our more than 300 established clinical rotation sites throughout the country, Marist also offers our DPT students the opportunity to complete international rotations in Italy and Switzerland.
If you want to be a true clinician, Marist College is your best choice. The staff and faculty at Marist College are amazing and they will bring out the best in you
Doctor of Physical TherapyRead Radhika's Story >
In my eyes, a quality education lies within the opportunity to ask questions. Marist’s intimate cohort selection creates an environment that allows classmates to ask questions and get the answers they need to improve their knowledge. Marist does a stand-up job at ensuring everyone is not just welcomed, but heard and understood.
Doctor of Physical TherapyRead Tyler's Story >
When I was applying for my graduate degree, there were few options that offered what the Marist DPT program offered. Mainly, the gross anatomy lab which allowed for human cadaver dissections for our gross anatomy courses. Furthermore, upon meeting the DPT program faculty and visiting the Allied health building. I felt at home in the right place.
Doctor of Physical TherapyRead Nasri's Story >
I chose to pursue my doctor of physical therapy degree at Marist because of their reputation when it comes to research and evidence-based practice, in which an area of study is never perfected unless there is continuous search for knowledge.
Gabrielle Marie Dy
Doctor of Physical TherapyRead Gabrielle's Story >
I chose to purse this degree program because I feel that physical therapists play such an important, personable role in people’s lives and I appreciate being able to provide a meaningful impact on someone’s life.
Doctor of Physical TherapyRead Fiona's Story >
Growing up with a background in sports, I have been able to use my athletic experience to create unique therapeutic exercises for patients. Also, I feel that I am able to connect with and motivate athletes on a personal level from experiencing previous injuries of my own in the past.
Doctor of Physical TherapyRead Mary's Story