Your support of scholarships in physical therapy will help students pursuing their Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree.
Contemporary physical therapy involves not only traditional skills in treating people with injuries or disease, but also preventing or detecting movement-related problems at the earliest stages and promoting healthy lifestyles and work environments. Adolescent obesity, early intervention for children, women’s health issues, workplace injury prevention, sports training and conditioning, preventing falls in the elderly – are all topics that extend from the clinic to the public sector.
NYMC's Doctor of Physical Therapy program offers its students access to expert faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a clinical environment that promotes the integration of the art and science of physical therapy practice. Our human anatomy lab, where students perform cadaver dissections and our spacious clinical lab areas are accessible to students 24 hours a day.
Our program faculty pursues research and scholarship in a breath of areas including: neural protection strategies for individuals with Parkinson’s disease; efficacy of robot-assisted therapy for children and adults with neurologic impairments; identifying factors associated with common running injuries, physical therapy costs and value, issues in cultural competency, and the benefits of exercise for children with autism.
Our program has one of the most well-established problem-based learning (PBL) structures in the country. Small group instruction, high attention to student performance, and a devoted faculty will help you excel in your education and eventual clinical practice.
At NYMC, it is our goal to provide the highest quality experience in medical and healthcare education, beginning with the ability to help our students adequately finance their education, and in turn, lessen their financial burden upon graduation. Paying for medical and health sciences education is increasingly challenging, and the median debt levels for health sciences graduates has increased dramatically across the nation in recent years. At NYMC, the number of students attending SHSP to study physical therapy is also increasing each year, and more and more of these students are applying for financial aid than ever before.