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Join us for an informative Open House to learn more about the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Please register in advance for one of the upcoming events below.

August 5, 2021 at 5 PM

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September 2, 2021 at 5 PM

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DPT students work with students practice on patients.

DPT students work with students posing as patients.

Admission Stats – Class entering 2019
Average (Core) Pre-requisite GPA – 3.60
Average Overall GPA – 3.50

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 42 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. Kathleen Mairella, PT, DPT,MA Director of Clinical Education

Dr. Nancy Mingelgreen, PT,DPT, CLT Assist. Director of Clinical Education

Mrs. Marisol Mercado Clinical Education Support

Our Focus is Function!

The mission of Newark Therapy Services (NTS), since 1996, is to provide the highest quality physical and occupational services to students with special needs. NTS’s goal for each client is to achieve maximum function and participation in educational environments and to improve each client’s quality of life with an ultimate goal of community integration.The practice provides evaluations, individual and group treatment, pre-school programming and educational presentations to school staff.

Our 41 clinicians have faculty appointments in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and are licensed by the State of New Jersey.

All of our supervisors have advanced degrees.

The faculty practice is administered by:

Director-Christine Cronin, PT, DPT, MBA, PCS

If you are interested in a clinical position, contact Chris Cronin at 973-972-0186.

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