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 closely monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 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 weeks and provide important health guidance from our CSUN Health experts.

As a Department, we have successfully transitioned our DPT program to 100% virtual/online instruction for our students. We have also asked that all of our faculty and staff work remotely/virtually from home Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

If you need to reach anyone at the Department the best route is via email. Below are some common emails/contacts. (If the email addresses below force open an email program you don't want to use, copy paste the email addresses into your preferred email platform.)

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

Application Update for Cycle 2022

Due to Covid-19, there have been a few application changes. Please note this is ONLY for applicants applying for Fall 2022.

  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle: September 27, 2021
  • Total number of PT Hours REQUIRED: eighty/ 80
  • Allowed in-progress coursework: two/ 2
  • All online courses are accepted, as long as taken at an accredited institution.
  • Credit/ no-credit coursework will be accepted
  • Supplemental applications are for only for accepted/waitlisted applicants

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.