Physical Therapy

  • CSUN PT Gait Lab, PT Students in Nicaragua and in Vietnam

    Department of Physical Therapy

  • ECLIPSE 2016

    ECLIPSE 2016

  • Kristy Stupar Tyler Physical Therapy Scholarship

    Kristy Stupar Tyler Physical Therapy Scholarship

  • 2020 Dodgers/Campanella Scholarship Recipients

    2020 Dodgers/Campanella Scholarship Recipients

Physical Therapy

Department Operations Update

California State University, Northridge continues to follow all public guidelines regarding our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority as university leaders work closely with local, state and federal agencies to share the most updated information. The following information is intended to help inform plans in the coming semester and provide important health guidance from our CSUN Health experts. 

As a department the plans for Fall 2021 are to return to campus for in-person instruction for all labs and most lecture classes 

Office staff will likely continue at least some portion of work remotely/virtually from home Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM throughout the upcoming semester. The PT Department Office will have in person “open” hours throughout the weekdays with the schedule still to be determined. 

If you need to reach anyone at the Department the best route is via email.  

If you need to contact a specific faculty or staff member you can find their contact information here:  https://csun.edu/health-human-development/physical-therapy/full-time-faculty

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 worldwide outbreak, CSUN is taking every precaution to provide the safest environment possible for everyone. For more info:  https://www.csun.edu/COVID-19 


Who are we?

Physical therapists are licensed medical professionals who provide services aimed at preventing the onset and/or slowing the progression of conditions resulting from injury, disease, and other causes. There are more than 120,000 licensed physical therapists in the US practicing in a variety of settings which include:

  • outpatient clinics
  • inpatient rehabilitation facilities
  • skilled nursing facilities
  • homes
  • educational and research centers
  • school settings
  • hospices
  • industrial & other occupational environments
  • fitness centers
  • sports training facilities

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to: 1) prepare competent, ethical, reflective physical therapist professionals who engage in evidence based practice autonomously and collaboratively with diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment, 2) cultivate a faculty committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring, scholarship and research, clinical expertise, and service to the University and community, and 3) develop clinical partnerships and professional alliances that improve our ability to promote health, well being, and quality of life for local and global communities.