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 Department of Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Youngstown State University participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS.  Applicants applying to the entry-level professional physical therapist program for the 2016 entering class will apply online using the PTCAS application. 

Applications can be submitted beginning July 1, 2015.  Firm Deadline - October 1, 2015.

To learn more about the PTCAS application process, please visit the PTCAS web site at www.ptcas.org.

Welcome! This is an important and interesting time for the Youngstown State Department of Physical Therapy. We are pleased to be able to respond to the many inquiries about our excellent program. Our entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program offers academically-talented students an opportunity to join a profession that contributes in countless ways to movement and health.

We are proud of the quality of our faculty and students. We have well-credentialed faculty--many hold doctorates and/or advanced specializations.  Many of our courses are team-taught by faculty in a case-based approach that helps students keep clinical practice in mind. Practice labs typically have 2 or 3 full-time faculty supervising and instructing students. In addition, the faculty work hard to meet each student’s individual needs. Students work well together, learning to make clinical decisions and to be part of an exciting profession.

We are interested in attracting students who are self-motivated learners, willing to be active participants in the teaching-learning process. We also welcome other physical therapists to collaborate with us on clinical research or education. The coming years will be some of our best. Join us!

Physical Therapy Contact Information
Nancy Landgraff, Department Chair
B311 Cushwa Hall
(330) 941-2703
nlandgraff AT ysu DOT edu


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Youngstown State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone:  703-706-3245; email: accreditation AT apta DOT org; website:  http://www.capteonline.org.

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