B.S. in Health Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy
The 214-credit accelerated degree program allows students to complete both the undergraduate Health Science (HS) and the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) coursework in 6 years. Students apply to the D.P.T. program in their 3rd year (junior year). Students in the 3 + 3 B.S. HS/ D.P.T. program receive their bachelor degree after completing the first year of D.P.T. courses and their Doctor of Physical Therapy degree after completing all of the D.P.T. program requirements. The D.P.T. program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and is registered with the New York State Education Department. It is a 3-year, full-time program that spans over 11 academic terms and includes 35 weeks of clinical education. The D.P.T. program is a post-baccalaureate clinical doctorate program that requires candidates to possess a baccalaureate degree upon entrance, unless following through this LIU accelerated 3+3 B.S. in H.S. plan of study. The 1st year of the D.P.T. program begins in July.