Innovation. Respect. Collaboration.

These features are embedded throughout our academic and scholarly activities and lived by our faculty and students.

The MGH Institute of Health Professions Department of Physical Therapy provides students unparalleled opportunity to play an increasingly vital role in helping patients restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and limit permanent physical disabilities resulting from injury or disease.

Our faculty are leaders, innovators, clinicians, and scholars. We strive to prepare our students to be part of patient/client-centered, interprofessional practice in a dynamic and diverse healthcare environment. Prepare for leadership in education, clinical practice, scholarship, professional service, and community engagement. Join us and begin your journey to become tomorrow’s physical therapist.

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Physical Therapy Degrees

Our Physical Therapy programs offer educational opportunities for those who wish to begin their preparation for physical therapy practice in our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, as well as for those who already are physical therapists seeking to advance their knowledge and clinical skills in our Clinical Residency in Orthopedics or through our continuing education offerings.

Specialty Course Offering

Sharpen your clinical reasoning skills and advance your practice through Elevating Practice in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. This comprehensive, intermediate-level course consists of three modules and is required for students in the MGH Institute's Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy program.

Physical Therapy Leadership

Our faculty, a majority of whom are practicing clinicians in leading hospitals and health care centers, bring real-life cases and integrate their research into the classroom and clinical settings to provide students with the most up-to-date information that will help them become better physical therapists.

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Director of Clinical Education Assistant Professor Physical Therapy

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Assistant Professor Director of Student Support and Activities Physical Therapy Coordinator, Marjorie Ionta Physical Therapy Center for Clinical Education

Keshrie Naidoo, PT, DPT, EdD

Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor Interim Chair, Physical Therapy Dept. Coordinator of the Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

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Dean, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

CAPTE Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at MGH Institute of Health Professions is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation [at] (accreditation[at]apta[dot]org); website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 617-726-8099 or email pt [at] (pt[at]mghihp[dot]edu).

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Innovation. Excellence. Leadership. Three words that capture our department’s traditions and aspirations. These features are embedded throughout our academic and scholarly activities and lived by our faculty and students.