Department of Physical Therapy

Important information regarding the CSULB Department of Physical Therapy response to COVID-19

The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at CSULB, is to advance physical therapy practice through high quality teaching and research engagement to prepare patient-centered, highly competent clinicians who integrate the best scientific evidence into patient care to enhance the health, function, and quality of life of a diverse community.

Learn more about our graduate outcomes here  or click the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) to view our accreditation status.


Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Congratulations Matt Downey (CSULB DPT '17), PT, DPT, Board Certified Orthopedics Specialist, on being awarded the Emerging Leader Award from the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy


Rehab In Motion and Physical Therapy, Ltd. - What is ABPTS?

Congratulations to our alumni who were recognized as Board Certified Clinical Specialists at CSM 2024 in Boston

  • Hindi Cima
  • Julia Matthews
  • Genevieve Neely
  • Megan Carter
  • Brandon Cirbo
  • Gerard Del Rosario
  • David Kosareff
  • Allen Namboothiri
  • Trong Nguyen
  • William Phan
  • Matthew Rickerts
  • Michelle Diamon
  • Kelly Ly Nguyen
  • Olivia Abdoo


Congratulations to Mychael Bueno (CSULB MPT '07) for being named the Neurological Residency Director and the PT Site Coordinator of Clinical Education the the Long Beach VA


Interested in applying to the CSULB DPT program?

Learn more about application requirements.

application requirements