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Physical Therapy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
A post-professional degree with a concentration in pathokinesiology, this MA in Physical Therapy from New York University trains experienced PTs to develop their abilities to think scientifically. 


As a student in the MA in Physical Therapy from New York University, you will develop strong clinical research skills and the tools to help improve patients’ motor control and motor learning.

This post-professional master's concentrates on pathokinesiology. Throughout the degree, you will develop into a scientific thinker – gaining expertise in the analysis and synthesis of human motion, the measurement and evaluation of human motion, and research design and implementation. 

The curriculum incorporates electrogoniometry, electromyography, dynamometry, and cinematography to illustrate the most advanced theories and techniques for measuring and evaluating human motion. By the end of your studies, you will have developed knowledge in:

  • Clinical research skills in methodology and data analysis 
  • The components of normal and abnormal human motion
  • The biomechanical and neurophysiological factors foundational to the improvement of motor control in individuals with physical disabilities
  • The formulation and testing of conceptual models to analyze and improve motor control 
  • The communication of research that tests a hypothesis concerning human motion

Careers and Outcomes

Upon graduating from the NYU Steinhardt Master of Arts in Physical Therapy, you will be a well-rounded clinician and researcher positioned to bring a scientific mindset to your work.

Potential career paths include working as a practitioner, researcher, faculty for a physical therapy program, or facility supervisor (hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, schools for children with physically disabling conditions, nursing homes, private practices), or within public service agencies.   

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Analysis and Synthesis of Human Motion 
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Human Motion
  • Biomechanics
  • Research in Physical Therapy 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    34 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required);
  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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