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Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy Department Overview

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:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 718.982.3153 or email

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,,


Physical Therapy Events

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

Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor

Building 5N, Room 212
Email Amanda L. Rotondo

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