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Physical Therapy Professions (Syracuse)


  Program Description


Thompson Road Campus
6820 Thompson Road, Syracuse NY
Phone:  (315) 433-2635


Physical Rehabilitative Professions is a two-year program is designed for highly motivated students who are interested in gaining a postsecondary edge in pursuing a career in the rehabilitative field. Located at Upstate Medical University, students will study the fundamentals of therapy, including the elements of movement, anatomy and physiology.

As a postsecondary partner, Onondaga Community College provides onsite dual credit courses allowing students to begin building their college transcript. Another important component of the program is providing students with opportunities to shadow health-care professionals in the field. Students are also able to earn a Career and Technical Endorsement on their diploma by successfully passing an industry standard technical assessment.


Technical Skills
  • Assistive & adaptive devices
  • Clinical observations
  • HIPAA laws & regulations
  • Exercise principles
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Communication & interpersonal practices
  • Medical Terminology
  • Individual & teamwork collaboration
  • Flexibility, adaptability & cultural sensitivity
  • Body mechanics
  • Vital signs
  • Infection control
  • Specialties of rehabilition
  • Healthcare professionals in the field of rehabilitation, including PT, OT, SLP, ATC, chiropractic, prosthetics/orthotics
Available Academic Credits
  • 3 CTE per year
  • 1 science or math per year
  • 16 College credits through concurrent enrollment with Onondaga Community College 

  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid Certification
Career Opportunities 
  • Physical therapist
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Occupational therapist
  • Repiratory therapist
  • Chiropractic care
  • Speech therapist
  • Prosthetist/orthotist


*Advanced Employment - additional training may be necessary
Continuing Education Partners
  • Onondaga Community College