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Physical Therapy

During the time that the College is utilizing remote instruction, our School of Health Sciences departmental offices may have reduced hours and staff may be working remotely. If there is no answer to phone, rather than leaving a voicemail, please send a detailed email to the faculty person, chair, or dean as appropriate. If you prefer a call-back, please include good times to reach you with your call-back information.

Physical Therapy: 
Zaghloul Ahmed
Chairperson and Professor
Phone : 718.982.3153
Contact Via Email: Zaghloul.Ahmed@csi.cuny.edu

 

Physical Therapy Department Overview

The Department of Physical therapy values comments, suggestions, and concerns that might arise outside of the College’s due process. Students and other individuals seeking to raise such a concern or file a complaint that falls outside of the due process may contact either of the following individuals: the Chair of the Physical Therapy Department and Program Director, Dr. Zaghloul Ahmed, 718.982.3153, zaghloul.ahmed@csi.cuny.edu, or the Executive Associate to the Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Alana Gaymon, 718.982.3837, Alana.Gaymon@csi.cuny.edu.

Physical Therapists are healthcare professionals focused on helping members of the community restore mobility through various treatment modalities.  The Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), the entry level degree required for Physical Therapists, has been offered by our program since 1995. Our program provides an excellent clinical foundation at a CUNY tuition with the promise of a rewarding career as a physical therapist.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at The College of Staten Island/CUNY accreditation status with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has been reaffirmed for 10 years, 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 718.982.3153 or email zaghloul.ahmed@csi.cuny.edu.

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Physical Therapy Building
Building 5N, Room 207
Willowbrook Campus

Department Contact

Zaghloul Ahmed

Chairperson and Professor

Building 5N, Room 203
Email Zaghloul Ahmed

Amanda L. Rotondo, PT, DPT, CKTP

Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor

Building 5N, Room 207
Email Amanda L. Rotondo, PT, DPT, CKTP

Michael Chiacchiero

Vice Chair and Associate Professor

Building 5N, Room 205
Email Michael Chiacchiero

Maria Knikou (for questions regarding research)

Vice Chair of Research and Faculty Development and Full Professor

Building 5N, Room 205
Email Maria Knikou (for questions regarding research)

Jean Berteau

LGBTQ Liaison

Building 5N, Room 202
Email Jean Berteau