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Licensure Pass Rates and FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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


Number of Students

Ultimate Pass Rate

Employment Rate

Retention Rate*
















* The Retention Rate is the percentage of students that began their DPT that graduated

Table Updated February 13, 2024


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 and pay your deposit. Additional information on many aspects of the program, faculty, books, curriculum, schedules, etc., will be provided during orientation.


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 Service 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 a 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.  If you wish to discuss your application (before applying) please email Dr. Chiacchiero at

If you have a specific question, you may call the department between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at (718) 982-3153.

The department holds an Open House each 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.

The Department offers Information Sessions each semester. They are updated at Information Sessions