Academic Programs

New Era University aims to achieve excellence in different industries and continues to develop its curricular offerings.

College of Physical Therapy

Brief Description

On May 19, 2015, the Commission on Higher Education released CHED-NCR Permit No. C-038, s. 2015 granting NEU permission to offer the five-year Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (BS PT) program. The University submitted an application for renewal of the permit to operate to CHED, such that appropriate curricular year levels will be offered accordingly. The third year was granted CHED permit C-19, s. 2017 on May 22, 2017 while the fourth year was granted CHED C-032, s. 2017 effective in the Academic Year (AY) 2018-2019 on October 24, 2017. Currently, there are two (2) curricular programs being run by the College of Physical Therapy (CPT), namely, the 5-year curriculum effective AY 2015-2016 and the 4-year curriculum effective AY 2018-2019. Under the leadership of its pioneering and current college dean, Prof. Baldhomero L. Ranjo 11, the BS PT program was granted CHED Government Recognition no. 6, s. 2020 in August 2020.

Presently, the college maintains partnerships with the National Council on Disability Affairs, University of the Philippines Manila-Philippine General Hospital, Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Medical Center, Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, East Avenue Medical Center, University of the Philippines-College of Human Kinetics Sports Physical Therapy Center, Philippine Children's Medical Center, Philippine Orthopedic Center, Veterans Memorial Medical Center and Community-Based Rehabilitation Program in Victoria, Laguna.

Additionally, affiliation facilities for remote/flexible internship include the following, namely, AMOSUP-Seamen's Hospital, Emilio Aguinaldo College-Sports Physical Therapy and Performance Center, Physiocare Medical Clinic, and Quezon City-Kabahagi Center for Children with Disabilities.

The Physical Therapy Society, the student organization of BS Physical Therapy students is an accredited college organization of the Association of Philippine Physical Therapy Students (APPTS) since December 5, 2015. APPTS is the national organization of Physical Therapy students in the country convened by the Philippine Physical Therapy Association Inc. (PPTA). At the moment, CPT student leaders actively participate in APPTS as elected national officers and directors.

The first cohort of BS PT students under the five-year curricular program graduated in October 2020 amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that hit the world in the first quarter of 2020.

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Career paths
Graduates of BS Physical Therapy program are expected to be able to perform any of the following roles· (CHED Memo Order no. 55, s. 2017):

1. Entry-level general clinical practitioner
2. Educator, using basic teaching-learning principles
3. Manager of his own practice
4. Consumer of research
5. Advocates of physical therapy practice and functional movement for health
6. Community-based therapist

Career opportunities
Specialization areas in physical therapy clinical practice include the following:

1. Orthopedic physiotherapy
2. Neurologic physiotherapy
3. Pain rehabilitation
4. Sports physical therapy
5. Manual therapy
6. Wellness and exercise
7. Wound care physiotherapy
8. Cardiac/pulmonary physiotherapy
9. Pediatric physical therapy
10. Geriatric physical therapy
11. Oncologic rehabilitation
12. Women's health
13. Mental health
14. Community-based rehabilitation
15. Industrial rehabilitation

Available in: Main Campus