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,, or the Dean of School of Health Sciences, Dr. Marcus Tye, 718.982.3690,

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, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703.706.3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 718.982.3153 or email

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Physical Therapy Faculty & Staff

Physical Therapy Building
Building 5N, Room 207
Willowbrook Campus

Department Contact

Zaghloul Ahmed
Chairperson and Professor
Phone : 718.982.3153
Contact Via Email
Amanda L. Rotondo, PT, DPT, CKTP
Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor
Phone : 718.982.3155
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Michael Chiacchiero
Vice Chair and Associate Professor
Phone : 718.982.3153
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Maria Knikou (for questions regarding research)
Vice Chair of Research and Faculty Development and Full Professor
Phone : 718.982.3316
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Jean Berteau
LGBTQ Liaison
Phone : 718.982.2905
Contact Via Email