Programs in Physical Therapy

The Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy offer a dynamic, diverse environment, with opportunities for entry-level and post-professional study, research, and the provision of exemplary clinical care at one of our Columbia University Physical Therapy Faculty Practice locations. The Programs Mission is to create an equitable and collaborative educational environment where students and faculty are supported to develop their unique talents to deliver excellent clinical care and produce impactful research. We aim to deliver a customized and inclusive signature education that cultivates leaders tomeet the challenges of evolving global healthcare systems.  

Our entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program educates students who wish to enter the field of physical therapy. We offer robust post-professional programs including an Orthopedic Residency, Performing Arts Fellowship in collaboration with Westside Dance Physical Therapy, a Doctor of Education in Movement Science (Physical Therapy)-a partnership with Teachers College, and competency-based continuing professional development courses. These initiatives provide licensed physical therapists with the change to enhance their skills within a formal and structured learning environment.

The programs are part of the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City's Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

The Columbia University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program within the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons 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

To contact the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program within the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons directly, please call 212-305-5267 or email the Program Director, Dr. Jean Fitzpatrick (Timmerberg), at

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