Stony Brook University

Information about Physical Therapist program at Stony Brook University




Stony Brook University (A4, D6, F1, PU)

Last Updated by Program: 05/18/2006
Address:   Department of Physical Therapy
School of Health Technology and Management
Health Sciences Center
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8201
Phone:   (631)444-3250
Fax:   (631)444-6305
Financial Aid Phone:   (631)444-2111
Web Address:
Program E-mail:
Richard W Johnson, PT, MA
  Accreditor:   Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  Carnegie Classification:   Research Universities (very high research activity)
  Date of Initial Accreditation:   Bachelor's degree, September 1973 (no longer offered) Master's degree, May 1999 (no longer offered) DPT degree, August 2001
  Current Accreditation Status:   Accreditation
  Next Visit   2011
  Five Year History:   Accreditation
DEGREE CONFERRED: Doctor of Physical Therapy
Contact the program for additional information.
The program includes three full-time 8-week clinical affiliations and one full-time 16-week clinical internship for a total of 40 weeks. A variety of experiences are available throughout the United States.
The total enrollment at the University is 21,000, with a ratio of 49% men to 51% women. The physical therapy program has an enrollment of 33 students each year. Students with baccalaureate degrees from any accredited College or University may apply to the program. There are a total of 99 students in the physical therapy program.
pplications are accepted from mid-October to January 31. Prerequisite course work includes a baccalaureate degree including 8 credits of biology, chemistry, and physics, (for science majors and including lab sessions); 3 credits of a 300 level human or mammalian physiology or 8 credits of anatomy and physiology; 9 credits of arts and humanities; 9 credits of social and behavioral sciences; 3 credits of English composition; and 3 credits of statistics. A minimum overall and science gpa of 3.00 is preferred on a 4.0 scale. In addition, applicants must complete a minimum of 100 hours of experience in physical therapy under the supervision of a physical therapist, take the Graduate Record Examinations and achieve certification in CPR and first aide. Interviews are held between December and March. The most recent class of admitted students had an average GPA of 3.4 and a gender distribution of 16 females and 17 males.
For the academic year 2002-2003, tuition is $9,300 for in-state students, and $15,312 for out-of-state students. Summer tuition is $388 per credit for NYS and $638 per credit for out-of-state residents. Additional costs to the student are book fees, university fees, transportation, student activity fees and campus housing totaling, $14,500.00 per year for New York State residents. Approximately 80% of the students receive some type of financial aid. Of the physical therapy students, approximately 70% receive financial assistance. Please contact the Office of Student Services for additional financial aid assistance 631-444-2111.
Stony Brook is located 60 miles east of Manhattan on the north shore of Long Island. The University maintains a 480-bed teaching hospital, a Long Island State Veterans Home, and a five-theater performing arts center. The Health Sciences Center houses 2,500 students enrolled in the School of Health Technology and Management, Dental School, Medical School, Nursing and Social Welfare. Campus housing and off campus rentals are available to students.