Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Programs
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM
Stony Brook University, ranked one of the top 100 universities in the nation and one of thetop 40 public universities by U.S. News & World Report, offers two locations for its Occupational Therapy Program: East Campus in Stony Brook and Stony Brook Southampton, our satellite location on the beautiful East End of Long Island.
We admit 60 students to the program (30 per campus) every year. Graduates of this three-year program receive a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and will sit for the national certification examfor occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)—nbcot.org.
Our program is nationally ranked and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)—acoteonline.org—of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). We provide a dynamic learning experience for students by encouraging interdisciplinary and professional collaborative research, fostering relationships with strong community programs,and providing opportunities to develop robust scholarly activities within both the program and the health care community.
Our diverse faculty bring their expertise and strengths to the classroom and encourage students to participate in scholarship and research with them as a part of their extensive learning experiences.
DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM
Our three-year program enrolls 85 students annually—35 students in Southampton; 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, or education.
A highlight of the Department of Physical Therapy is its Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance (RRAMP) Laboratory, a unique 7,000-sq. ft. space 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—and the Long Island State Veterans Home, both in Stony Brook. Clinical staff from both facilities, residents from the Veterans Home, and patients from University Hospital participate in classroom demonstrations and case study integrative weeks.
These facilities along with Southampton Hospital, Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, Huntington Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead Care Center, and other local physical therapy practices create an environment for shared clinical expertise among clinicians, educators, and students.
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