Aug 14, 2022  
Graduate Studies Catalog 2018-2019 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapy

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Dr. Renée M. Hakim, Interim Chair, Physical Therapy Department

Department Faculty: Professor – Renée M. Hakim; Assistant Professors – Tracey L. Collins; Peter M. Leininger; Instructors - Nicholas J. Rodio, Anthony F. Carusotto; Faculty Specialists –Dana R. Maida, Janette M. Scardillo, Jennifer J. Schwartz.


The Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), located at 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. APTA’s telephone number is 1-800-999-2787, accreditation office extension 3245, and their web address is


The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy develops and administers the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for physical therapists in 53 jurisdictions- the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These examinations assess the basic entry-level competence for first time licensure or registration as a PT within the 53 jurisdictions. Conviction of a felony or other serious crime may affect a graduate’s eligibility to sit for the licensing examination or obtain state licensure. Students will be required to submit a criminal background check and child abuse clearance prior to the first clinical experience in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Additional certifications and clearances may be required by contract with certain clinical sites.