Albertus Magnus College, Dominican University Reach Agreement

Aspiring Physical Therapists Benefit; Can Pursue a Doctor in Physical Therapy

New Haven, CT/Orangeburg, NY, February 27, 2024 -- Albertus Magnus College and Dominican University New York are pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership where qualified Albertus graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology can enroll at Dominican to pursue the Doctor in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.  

Dominican University New York is one of only a few institutions across the country that offers the DPT in a weekend format.  Students in the DPT program attend class Friday through Sunday, every other weekend, throughout the year, for 3.3 years to earn their doctorate degree.  The intensive weekend program allows students to continue working part time and maintain family responsibilities.

“Albertus Magnus College is excited about this collaborative partnership,”  said Mark Barreuther, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Chair of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics.  It is a testament to the quality of an Albertus education, a liberal arts, values-based education where experiential learning takes a central role in the journey of our students and prepares them to enter graduate and professional programs like the DPT at Dominican.”

Emil Euaparadorn, DSc, Director of the DPT Program at Dominican University, said the University is ready to welcome Albertus Magnus students, “I know that students from Albertus Magnus College will excel in our program.  We have more than 300 clinical relationships with premier hospitals in New York and New Jersey, allowing students to gain invaluable, hands-on experience.  Dominican University is also very proud that recent graduates from the DPT program have a first time pass rate of 100 percent of the PT licensure exam – the best in the nation.  On top of that, 100 percent of our former students are employed within six months of graduation.” 

Prior to admission, students with a 3.0 GPA must complete prerequisites in biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, psychology and statistics.  In addition, they must document at least 60 hours of voluntary or work experience in settings where a licensed physical therapist is employed.  

Students who are interested must apply and submit all documents online through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (TCAS) or submit a letter of intent by October 1 in order to be considered for placement the following academic year.

Dominican University recently opened a new, state-of-the-art physical therapy research laboratory.  The Gallucci Physical Therapy Research Laboratory has all the necessary equipment for cutting edge research.  In addition, students attend class, have practical exams and hold a Pro-Bono Physical Therapy Clinic in the lab. There are three exam rooms in the laboratory that allow faculty to observe students in real-life scenarios.

About Albertus Magnus College

Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a coeducational Catholic College in the Dominican tradition.  As New England's most diverse Catholic College, Albertus' values- and liberal arts-based education is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report, Money Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, and has been named a Top 10 Military Friendly School.  For eight consecutive years, graduating classes at Albertus have achieved post-graduate employment and graduate school success at a rate of at least 95%.  The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students across its traditional undergraduate, accelerated adult undergraduate, and 12 graduate programs. Proud to enroll a student body where more than half of its students come from minority backgrounds with nearly the same percentage of undergraduates receiving Federal Pell Grants and being first generation college goers, Albertus is known for its innovative curricular offerings, recently launching new Bachelor's degree programs in Nursing, General Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Public Health, and Supply Chain Management; among its graduate programs is the State of Connecticut's only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program. Just two years from its historic 100 th Anniversary Year, the College is implementing its Albertus 2025: Lighting the Way to a Second Century strategic plan, which articulates an inspiring, bold vision to "be a destination liberal arts-based college, distinguished in its interdisciplinary and experiential approach to education, rooted in Dominican values, that prepares students for lifelong civic engagement and success." To learn more, please visit