Health Professions & Human Services

Physical Therapy, DPT

Hofstra’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program is in development and is expected to launch in 2024.

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Hofstra University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on June 1, 2023. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Career Potential

Physical Therapists work in a variety of settings with individuals across the lifespan. The employment outlook will continue to see a demand of physical therapists and will increase much faster than average according to the US Department of Labor.

Physical therapy continues to be included on lists of best health care jobs as indicated on US News and World Report.

Significant Career Growth and Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job prospects for Physical Therapists are favorable. The BLS estimates a 21% increase in employment for Physical Therapists from 2020-2030 – much faster than the national average. Notably, the BLS states that physical therapists “are often an important part of preventive care, rehabilitation, and treatment for patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.”

Meet Our Faculty

Contact Us

Ofra Pottorf
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Hagedorn Hall, Room 222C
Phone: 516-463-5188

Program Director
Yasser Salem, PT, MS, PhD, NCS, PCS
Professor, Department of Allied Health and Kinesiology
Hagedorn Hall, Room 222H
Phone: 516-463-5185