Physical Therapy

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Tara Chudy
Tel: 203-365-4735
chudyt@sacredheart.edu

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Department Chair

Christopher Petrosino, PT, Ph.D.
Program Director

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Monica Rivera
Tel: 203-365-4724
Fax: 203-365-4723
riveram6@sacredheart.edu

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Study Physical Therapy at Sacred Heart University

Students can pursue study of physical therapy through two options:

  • 3+3 Program: Allows undergraduates the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in physical therapy in six years

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy: Prepares students to enter the physical therapy profession

Get started. Learn more about Sacred Heart’s Physical Therapy programs today.

Latest News
 

Sacred Heart University Awards Tenure, Promotions

April 18, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University has awarded tenure to nine faculty members, seven of whom also earned promotions. In addition, seven additional members were promoted.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Present Project Posters

December 21, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Doctor of Physical Therapy students enrolled in Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions presented the results of their semester-long projects with posters recently at SHU’s Trumbull facility. In all, 65 third-year doctoral students worked on projects in teams of four to six and created posters for the presentation, outlining their work. The 15 posters illustrated students’ service learning clinical projects, which related to the development of health promotion or quality improvement programs at such local facilities as physical therapy clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing centers, adult day care agencies and community agencies. The project is the last hurdle for the students before they begin clinical internships, according to Donna Bowers, chair of the doctor of physical therapy program.

Coaches, Athletes Invited to Annual Running Clinic

November 15, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University will host its second annual RUNScience clinic for local running coaches and athletes Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. The evidence-based sports science clinic will include expert speakers in the fields of biomechanics, nutrition and physiology, as well as lectures from high school, collegiate and professional coaches.