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.