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Effective with the 2021 admission cycle, admissions for the Rutgers DPT program will be to the Newark Health Sciences Campus only.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, in the School of Health Professions, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone:703-706-3245; email:; website: The program has been continuously accredited since its inception. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is currently accredited through December 31, 2019.

Questions regarding the physical therapy program’s accreditation should be directed to the Program Director, Dr. Nancy Kirsch, or to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The process for an individual to file a complaint with CAPTE for any accredited physical therapy education program is available on the CAPTE website.

The clinical education component of the curriculum in physical therapy is essential to the development of the physical therapy student into a safe and effective clinician. Clinical experiences provide the student with the opportunity to integrate academic course work with practical experiences in the clinical setting. The clinical portion of the curriculum is designed to parallel and enrich the didactic coursework. There are four clinical experiences scheduled throughout the curriculum for a total of 38 weeks.

In order to provide a diverse and well-rounded experience students affiliate at a variety of practice settings which include acute-care hospitals, long term care facilities, out patient facilities, private practices, rehabilitation hospitals, home health care and school based practice. The program affiliates with over 400 clinical sites across the United States and in Europe. The sites represent the breadth of physical therapy practice. Some travel may be required to participate in some of the clinical experiences. If students choose to go to a clinical site out of state or abroad, they are responsible for the costs for travel and housing. For more information about the clinical education program please contact:

Dr. Dennise Krencicki, PT, DPT, MA Director of Clinical Education

Ms. Karen Grossman Clinical Education Support

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