What will I learn?

A post-professional degree with a concentration in pathokinesiology, this MA trains experienced PTs to develop their abilities to think scientifically. As a student, 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.

Which department am I in?

Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (34 Credits)

Tuition fees
$45,660.00 (33,89,684) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021


Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development

383 Lafayette Street,

New York,

10003, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

You must have the equivalent of a four-year US bachelor's degree to be considered for admission.

If your native language is not English, you must submit results from one of the following English proficiency exams: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic.

Test of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TOEFL): Scores are valid for two years from the date taken. Successful candidates score a 100 on the Internet based exam or 600 on the paper based exam.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Official scores are valid for two years from the date taken. Successful candidates achieve a band score of 7.

Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): Official scores are valid for two years from the date taken. Successful candidates score a 68 to 70.

Application Deadline

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About New York University

A degree from NYU is evidence of an inquiring mind and rigorous work ethic, setting graduates in good stead when making decisions about the future.

  • University ranked among top 30 worldwide
  • Central New York location
  • University housing available for duration of course
  • 90 percent graduate employment rate