Doctor of Physical Therapy
Stony Brook University, ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the nation and one of the top 40 public universities by U.S. News & World Report, offers two locations for its Doctor of Physical Therapy Program: East Campus in Stony Brook and Stony Brook Southampton, our satellite location on the beautiful East End of Long Island.
Our three-year program enrolls 85 students annually: 35 students in Southampton and 50 in Stony Brook. Graduates of the program are prepared to provide direct patient care in a multitude of physical therapy settings and/or pursue careers in research, administration, and education.
A highlight of the Physical Therapy Program is the Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance (RRAMP) Laboratory, a unique 7,000-sq. ft. space located near West Campus in Stony Brook that is dedicated to helping individuals through the use of a state-of-the-art motion analysis system.
Students have access to Stony Brook University Hospital, the largest tertiary care hospital in Suffolk County, andthe Long Island State Veterans Home,both in Stony Brook. Residents from the Veterans Home participate in clinical assessments and interventions provided by Physical Therapy students with faculty supervision.
These facilities—along with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, Huntington Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead Care Center, and other local physical therapy practices—provide an environment for shared clinical expertise among clinicians, educators, and students.