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Daemen College

Department of Physical Therapy

Amherst, NY


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Daemen College


Daemen College / Department of Physical Therapy is located in Amherst, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Physical therapy-direct entry
(Advanced Certificate) Orthopedic manual physical therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Transitional

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 40
Other Advanced Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Minimum C grade in all coursework
Other Advanced Degrees Minimum GPA of 3.0; degree completion in maximum of 3 years



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree with minimum GPA of 2.8 in science coursework; letter of intent; resume; 2 letters of reference; 120 hours of PT exposure; transcripts
Additional Entrance Requirements BS/BA; license to practice physical therapy; current registration; 2 recommendations; letter of intent; 2 years of physical therapy experience

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 63
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 2.78%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 87%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 0.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 7.41%


Male (32%)
Female (67%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 9
Male (8)
Female (11)


Focus of faculty research: Athletic injuries, myofacial pain syndrome, electrical stimulation and tissue healing, lumbar spine dysfunction, temporomandibular joint syndrome
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY  14226-3592
United States
Contact Dr. Sharon L. Held
Phone: 716-839-8344
Fax: 716-839-8537