Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Catalog

Physical Therapy

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Dr. Renée M. Hakim

Chair/Program Director Physical Therapy Department



Department Faculty: Professors- Renée M. Hakim, Lori Walton; 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; Emeritus Professor- John Sanko.



The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at the University of Scranton is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100 Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: (703)706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call or email the program director Renee Hakim, at: (570)941-7499 or


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.