Peter M. Leininger, Ph.D., PT, OCS, Chair
Renée M. Hakim, Ph.D., PT, NCS, Program Director
Tracey L. Collins, M.B.A., Ph.D., PT, GCS
Dana R. Maida, DPT, GCS
John P. Sanko, Ed.D., PT
Janette Scardillo, DPT, MPT, CBIS
Jennifer Schwartz, DPT, NCS
Barbara Wagner, M.H.A., DPT
There is no undergraduate major in Physical Therapy. The University of Scranton offers the DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) program as a full-time, first professional, entry-level degree with no option for part-time study. Qualified candidates will have earned a baccalaureate degree, completed all of the required prerequisites, and met the academic and professional behavior standards set forth the by the Department of Physical Therapy. The department strives to enroll graduate-level students who are academically strong, caring and committed to the profession of physical therapy.
The DPT curriculum is designed to develop Doctors of Physical Therapy who are knowledgeable, competent, service-oriented, self-assured, adaptable, reflective and sensitive to individual diversity. We are committed to the graduation of entry-level physical therapists who meet the changing needs of the individuals who they will serve and are capable of providing physical therapy services in any physical therapy setting.
The professional phase of the program requires three complete years, comprised of six semesters and three summer sessions. Following completion of all prerequisites and acceptance into the DPT program, course work begins in late May with Anatomy for PT. Four eight-week clinical internships occur during the second and third summer sessions and the entire final semester of the program. Internship sites are located primarily in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern regions of the United States, but the department also maintains clinical internship contracts throughout the country
Visit the Physical Therapy Department online at www.scranton.edu/pt.
A complete description of the DPT admission requirements, essential functions, curriculum and course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Studies Catalog.