College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

PHT 90000 Directed Research V

3 hours; 1 credit

Implement the research project at the locations designated and start data collection once all IRB approval(s) are in hand. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with skills to conduct and report research, both written and orally.

Prerequisite: PHT 88000

Clinical Affiliations

The DPT Program has clinical affiliations with a variety of clinical sites which include:

A. Harry Moore School of New Jersey City University

Absolute Care Physical Therapy Group, PLLC

Active Recovery Physical Therapy

Advanced Physical Therapy

Advanced Physical Therapy, Inc.

Advanced S.P.O.R.T.S. PC

Alliance Hand and Physical Therapy

Axis Sports Medicine

BD Manual

Bella Physical Therapy, PC

Bellevue Hospital Center

Beth Israel Medical Center

BiCounty Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Blasczyk Physical Therapy

Block Institute

Blythedale Children's Hospital

Bodhizone PT

Bronx Lebanon Hospital

Bronx Physical Therapy

Brooklyn Hospital Center

Burke Rehabilitation Center

Carmel Richmond Nursing Home

Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Cascade Healthcare Community d/b/a St. Charles Med Ctr-Bend, St. Charles Medical Center - Redmond, Pioneer Memorial Hospital - Prineville

Center for Discovery

Center for Physical Therapy

Central Park Physical Therapy

Cerebral Palsy of Middlesex County

Champion Sports Medicine

Chautauqua Physical Therapy, OT & SLP Professionals

Chelsea Physical Therapy

Children's Center of Monmouth County

Children's Health and Therapeutic Services, PLLC

Children's Rehabilitation Center

Children's Specialized Hospital

City Physical Therapy, PC

City Wide Health Facility

Clove Lake Health Care & Rehabilitation Center

Cobble Hill Health

Columbia Physical Therapy

Columbia Presbyterian Center for Sports

Community Physical Therapy

Concourse Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Coney Island Hospital

Cooper's Kids, PLLC

DeVita/Becker Physical Therapy

Downtown Physical Therapy and Rehab Inc.

Dr. Indu Garg Medical and Physical Therapy

Easter Seals Hawaii Early Intervention Program

East Side Sports Physical Therapy, PC

Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center

Elite Physical Therapy

Elmhurst Hospital Center

EMH Physical Therapy

Essential Physical Therapy PLLC

Eurofitness Rehabilitation PT & OT, PLLC

European Physical Therapy

Finish Line Physical Therapy

First Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey

First Physical and Functional Rehabilitation

First Physical Therapy LLC

Fitness Forum Physical Therapy

Forme Rehabilitation

Fox Rehabilitation

Frank Nani, PT

Function First Physical Therapy, PC

Functional Physical Therapy, LLC, PC

Genesis Rehab Services

Golden Gate Nursing Home

Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility and Diagnostic and Treatment Center (NYCHHC)

Harlem Hospital Center

Heartshare Firststep Early Childhood Center

Heartshare School

Hebrew Academy for Special Children (HASC) - Woodmere

Helen Hayes Hospital

Henry Viscardi School

Herb Karpatkin Physical Therapy, PLLC

Herbert G. Birch Early Childhood Center (Birch Family Services ) - Riverdale

Early Childhood Center)

Hillside School, The

Holy Name Hospital

Home Sweet Home Physical Therapy LLC

Hopewell Physical Therapy

Hospital for Special Surgery

Howard Head Sports Medicine

Hudson Valley Hospital Center

Indiana University Health Occupational Services

Integrated Physical Therapy

IPA Manhattan Functional Manual Therapy

Irving Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Isabella Geriatric Center

Jack Sparacio, PT, PC

JAG Physical Therapy LLC

Jamaica Physical Therapy, PC

James J. Peters Medical Center (Bronx VA)

Jeffrey Sanoian PT, PC

Jersey Central Physical Therapy and Fitness

Jewish Home and Hospital (Bronx Division)

Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged

JFK Medical Center (affiliate of Solaris Health System, NJ)

John A. Coleman School

Johnson and Johnson Physical Therapy

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation


Kinetic Physical Therapy

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Lawrence Hospital

Leaps and Bounds LLC

LEBA Therapeutics Services, Inc.

Lenox Hill Hospital

Life Care Centers of America - Northwest Division

Lighthouse International Child Development Center

Lincoln Medical and Mental Center

Long Island College Hospital

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Lower Manhattan Physical Therapy

Lutheran Augustana Center Extended Care & Rehabilitation

Lutheran Medical Center

Madden Physical Therapy

Madison Physical Therapy

Magna Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center, LLC

Maimonides Medical Center

Manual Therapy Center

Masefield Physical Therapy

Mattia Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation LLC

Mercy Medical Center

Metro Athletic Medicine and Fitness PC, d/b/a Metro SportsMed

Metropolitan Hospital

Monmouth Rehab Professionals

Montefiore Medical Center

Montgomery Physical Therapy and Wellness (& Port Jervis Physical Therapy and Wellness)

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New Dimensions PT, PLLC

New Jersey Center of Physical Therapy

New York and Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University Medical Center)

New York City Board of Education

New York Methodist Hospital

New York Spine Physical Therapy, PC

New York Sports and Physical Therapy Institute

North Bay Physical Therapy, Inc.

Northeast Spine and Wellness Center

Norwalk Hospital

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute

NYU Medical Center, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

Omni Rehab Center

One on One Physical Therapy

Orange Physical Therapy

Oshman & Barteck Physical Therapy PC

Outpatient Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation

Outpatient Rehabilitation/Stamford Hospital

Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy

Park Sports Physical Therapy & Hand Rehabilitation

Parker Jewish Center

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation

Peak Performance - Lynnbrook

Peak Performance - New Hyde Park

Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation Center

Performing Arts Physical Therapy

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center

Physical Therapy Plus LLC d/b/a Enfield Physical Therapy LLC

Physical Therapy Sports Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy Works

Physio Arts

Positive Beginnings, Inc

Premier Physical Therapy and Wellness

Prime Rehabilitation Services

Pro Motion Physiotherapy

ProActive Physical & Hand Therapy

ProCare Physical Therapy Sports Rehabilitation

ProCare Rehabilitation

Professional Ortho & Sports Physical Therapy

Professional Sports & Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates, LLC

Quad Village Physical Therapy PC

Quality Care Rehab, Inc.

Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility, Inc.

Queens Hospital Center

Ramsey Rehabilitation Inc.

Raritan Bay Medical Center

Rebound Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Services

Recovery Physical Therapy

Reddy Care PT

Richmond University Medical Center

Ridgefield Physical Therapy

Riverwalk Physical Therapy

Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC)

Saint Barnabas Hospital

Saint Elizabeth Ann's Health Care and Rehabilitation Center

Saint Joseph's Medical Center

Saint Joseph's School for the Blind

Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

Saint Mary's Hospital for Children

Saint Peter's University Hospital

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Saundra Perry Physical Therapy

Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home

Select Medical Rehabilitation Services/Kessler Corp.

Select Rehabilitation

Sephardic Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Shift Physical Therapy (formerly Performance PT)

Shoreview Nursing Home

Silver Lake Specialized Care Center

South Bay Sports Physical Therapy

Southampton Hospital

Special Strides, Inc.

Sports Physical Therapy of New York, PC

Sports Rehabilitation Center

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation (STAR)

Sports Training Physical Therapy

Staten Island Physical Therapy

Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH)

Stepping Stone Day School

Stewart Scharfman Physical Therapy PC

Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (SUNY-HSCB)

Sutton Place Physical Therapy

Texas Children's Hospital

Therapeutic Excellence

Therapy in Motion - Physical Therapy & Rehab Services, PC

TLC Clove Lake Physical Therapy, PC

TLC Rehab, Inc.

TriStar Rehab, Inc.

True Physical Therapy

Twin Boro Physical Therapy


Union Square Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc.

United Cerebral Palsy - Brooklyn Children's Center

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

VA-NY Harbor Health Care System: Brooklyn, NY, St. Albans

Village Center for Care on behalf of Village Nurs-ing Home

Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Volunteers of America

Westchester Square Physical Therapy

Westfield Memorial Hospital

Westside Dance Physical Therapy

White Plains Hospital Medical Center

Williamsburg Physical Therapy & Hand Rehabilitation PC

Wing Memorial Hospital

Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center

Words 'N Motion

Clinical Affiliation Sites are subject to change. Updated: June 13, 2013

Program FAQS

What is the DPT?

The Doctor of Physical Therapy is the preferred entry level degree for all physical therapists. It is a clinical doctoral degree, like Podiatry and Dentists. A long range goal of the American Physical Therapy Association is for all physical therapists to have a DPT degree. Different PT programs have different focuses within their curriculum. Compare the overall curriculum of the schools you are interested in. The degree granted upon graduation is determined by the institution, not the curric-ulum. Starting salaries are the same for any entry level degree. Hiring practices are based upon the individual, letters of recommendation and the reputation of the PT Program attended.

I'm a licensed physical therapist. Can I enroll in your DPT program?

The DPT Program is an entry-level, full time DPT curriculum. IT is not a transitional DPT for physical therapists who have entered the profession with a bachelor's or master's degree.

What do I do once I'm accepted?

You must reply to the CSI Admissions Office confirming that you are accepting a seat in the PT Program. Additional information on many aspects of the program, faculty, books, curriculum, schedules, etc., will be provided during orientation.

What are your graduation rates, employment rates and licensure exam passing rates?





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College of Staten Island Table updated November 7, 2013

I'm an international student. What do I need to know about applying to the DPT program?

Translations and evaluation of transcripts from colleges outside the U.S. must be completed early in the application process. The Office of International Students at the College of Staten island collects the documents and issues the I-20. Please refer to the graduate catalog or graduate application for more detailed information.

What if I'm an internationally trained Physical Therapist?

If you are qualified to work as physical therapist in another country, you may not need to apply to our program. Contact the New York State Board of Physical Therapy to determine if your education allows you to take the National Physical Therapy Examination. If you do not hold a bachelor's degree, then you are not qualified for the examination. If you wish to become a licensed physical therapist in the U.S., then you must apply to an accredited physical therapy program. The College of Staten Island will require you to apply and enroll in our entire curriculum. We do not waive courses from other colleges or universities. You must also complete the 100 hours of clinical experience in the United States, Canada, Australia, or England.

May I meet with an advisor?

Members of the Physical Therapy faculty are available for counseling appointments. These ap-pointments are only scheduled after receipt of our information packet. Please contact us with specific questions and days/times you are available. You may either write or call the department secretaries between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at (718) 982-3153 at the College of Staten Island..

Do you offer informational Open House events? When is the next event scheduled?

The department Chair holds an Open House each fall semester as an informational session to answer questions on admissions, prerequisites and the admissions process. During the academic year the Program Director holds informal sessions in a group and individually.

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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Message from the President

About the College



Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Services/Student Services

Graduate Degrees and Certificate Programs

CUNY Doctoral Degree Programs

Graduate Programs, Disciplines, and Course Offerings

Master of Science in Accounting (MS)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Advanced Certificate

Master of Science in Biology (MS)

Master of Science in Business Management (MS)

Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies (MA)

Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)

Graduate Programs in Education

Master of Arts in English (MA)

Master of Science in Environmental Science (MS)

Master of Arts in History (MA)

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA)

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

Master of Science in Neuroscience, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities (MS)

Graduate Programs in Nursing

Master of Science Degree Programs

Advanced Certificate Programs

Nursing Courses

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Program Overview

Accreditation Status

Program Goals

Graduation, Enrollment, Licensure Pass Rates

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Admission, Application, Progression and Retention Requirements

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree Requirements

Physical Therapy Courses

PHT 70100 Clinical Anatomy

PHT 70200 Medical Terminology

PHT 70300 Foundations of Patient Care

PHT 70400 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice & Ethics

PHT 70500 Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 70600 Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Practice

PHT 71000 Research Design

PHT 72000 Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology

PHT 73000 Structure and Function of the Nervous System

PHT 74000 PT Interventions and Preventions

PHT 75000 Physical Modalities - Clinical Decision Making and Application

PHT 76000 Lower Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 77000 Directed Research I

PHT 78000 Clinical Medicine for PT

PHT 79500 Integumentary System: Assessment & Intervention

PHT 80000 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Examination

PHT 80100 Pulmonary Evaluation and Interventions

PHT 80200 Clinical Education: Education Theories

PHT 80300 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics

PHT 80400 Introduction to Neurological PT

PHT 80500 Musculoskeletal Examination I

PHT 80600 Clinical Affiliation I

PHT 80700 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

PHT 80800 Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation

PHT 80900 Directed Research II

PHT 81000 Neurological Interventions I

PHT 81100 Cardiac Rehabilitation

PHT 82000 Clinical Orthopedics II/Radiology and Imaging

PHT 83000 Orthotics & Prosthetics

PHT 84000 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Neurology

PHT 85000 Musculoskeletal Examination II

PHT 86000 Directed Research III

PHT 87000 Health Promotion through the Life Span

PHT 87200 Topics in PT

PHT 88000 Neurological Interventions II

PHT 88100 Seminar on Organization and Management

PHT 88200 Pediatric Development and Assessment

PHT 88300 Pharmacology and Systems Review

PHT 88400 Musculoskeletal Examination III

PHT 88500 Electroneuromyography and Motion Analysis

PHT 88600 Clinical Affiliation II

PHT 88700 Clinical Decision Making

PHT 88800 Directed Research IV

PHT 88950 Clinical Affiliation III

PHT 89000 Clinical Affiliation IV

PHT 90000 Directed Research V

Clinical Affiliations

Program FAQS

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Master of Social Work (MSW) Mission and Goals

Master of Social Work (MSW) Admission Requirements

Master of Social Work (MSW) Dismissal, Probation, and Graduation

Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Requirements

Social Work Courses

SWK 672 MSW Social Welfare Policy II

Topics Courses and Independent Study

Graduate Courses in Selected Disciplines

American Studies Courses

Art Courses

Biology Courses

Computer Science Courses

Dramatic Arts Courses

Environmental Science Courses

Geography Courses

History Courses

Mathematics Courses

Political Science Courses

Science Courses


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