Degree Offerings

Faculty and Staff

Contact us and learn more about our faculty.

York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute Clinics

An authentic interprofessional teaching and learning environment where students and faculty can collaborate in clinical services, research, and the development of innovative practices.

Clinical Education

Physical therapy students benefit from extensive on-campus and off-campus clinical experiences during their time at Nazareth.

Study Abroad

Undergraduates have multiple options overseas for gaining intercultural skills and a global perspective.

Physical Therapy Club

Learn about the physical therapy profession and any related topics. Annual events include guest speakers and various volunteer and social activities.


    Mark Landers' journey to what he calls "the new normal" with the help of PT students and faculty.
    Nikki Fall helps student athlete Matt Fedrizzi recover after an injury.
    Mission, vision, and philosophy

    Mission: The Nazareth University Physical Therapy program prepares life-long learners and critical inquirers that are compassionate, equity-minded individuals who practice collaboratively and promote community wellness in pursuit of professional excellence.

    Philosophy: The faculty of the Nazareth University Physical Therapy Program believes that the integration of liberal arts and professional study provides a strong foundation for educating contemporary physical therapists. The professional curriculum prepares students to practice in an autonomous, equity-minded, collaborative, and value-based environment. Faculty serve as role models in demonstrating responsibility and accountability as teachers, clinicians, and scholars, as well as fostering an educational experience where students are responsible for their learning.

    Vision: The Nazareth University Physical Therapy program aspires to be a leader in interprofessional, experiential learning that empowers future professionals to transform communities and the delivery of health care.

    Student achievement data

    Nazareth University Physical Therapy graduates are well prepared for contemporary practice. We are proud to share the following outcomes:

    • 96% two-year graduation rate, meaning 96% of those who started the professional program successfully completed it within the expected time frame, 2022-2023.
    • 86.3% first-time two-year pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam, 2022-2023.
    • 99% ultimate two-year pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam, 2022-2023.
    • 100% employment rate. Of those seeking employment, all were employed within six months of passing the licensure exam, 2022-2023.
    Career information

    Physical therapists are the health care experts to diagnosis and treat movement impairments. Physical therapists can practice in many different settings: Acute care, Rehabilitation Hospital, Sub-acute Rehabilitation Facility, Outpatient Clinic, Early Intervention Program, School, Wellness and Prevention, Home, Health, and Research Centers. Physical therapists enjoy a high job satisfaction. Learn more.


    The Physical Therapy Program at Nazareth University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 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 585-389-2900 or email

    Student Financial Fact Sheets

    100% of DPT students receive financial assistance.