Department of Physical Therapy Contact Information

Mailing Address:

California State University, Long Beach
Department of Physical Therapy
Engineering Technology 130
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, California 90840

Phone: 562.985.4072

Fax: 562.985.4069

Department Chair

George Beneck, PhD, PT
Phone: 562.985.1974

Department Coordinator

Kelli Smith
Phone: 562.985.4024

Director of Admissions

Jeff Rodrigues, PT, DPT, CCS
Phone: 562.985.8105

For questions regarding admissions to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, please contact

For information about the Doctor of Physical Therapy admissions, please click on the Admissions page

We encourage you to attend one of the information sessions for additional admission information. See the Information Sessions page for upcoming session dates.


Director of Clinical Education

Stephanie Malaspina, PT, DPT
Phone: 562.985.8106

If you are an employer looking to create a job posting, please see our For Employers page. 


Complaints that Fall Outside of Due Process

Patients, families, clinical staff and employers have the right to lodge a complaint about a student or about the program. This data will be held confidential. Please email the complaint to the program director using the following email: The process for handling complaints will vary according to the nature of the complaint. The program director will respond in writing to that complaint within a two-week period. A copy of the complaint will be forwarded to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. The complainant may also be advised to contact the college accrediting agency, the program accrediting agency, the Physical Therapy Board of California or other appropriate agencies. The response will restate the nature of the complaint, include any additional facts found in an investigation, and will offer any needed action or plans for resolve. If the complainant is not satisfied with this process, the complaint will be referred to the appropriate Vice President and/or other appropriate agent depending on the nature of the complaint.