Genesee Community College Professor Earns Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Genesee Community College is pleased to announce Christopher Caputi, instructor in the Physical Therapist Assistant program has earned his doctorate in Physical Therapy. Chris earned his doctoral degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.

Caputi came to Genesee in the fall of 2007 as an adjunct instructor and became a full time instructor in January 2008. He currently teaches Kinesiology and Physical Therapy Patient Care courses to first year students. He is also the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program and is the advisor of the PTA Club.

Chris has been a Physical Therapist since 1992 where he worked in hospitals, outpatient clinics and sports medicine. He has also worked as an adjunct instructor at D’Youville College’s Physical Therapist program. Chris earned a Bachelor’s as well as Master’s degree from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. He is a certified Spine Care Specialist by the McKenzie Institute International and is a Certified Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association.

“Chris is a great asset to the Physical Therapist Assistant department here at Genesee,” Peggy Kerr, director of the Physical Therapist Assistant program said. “He has a wealth of information to share with his students and empowers students on a daily basis. His doctoral degree truly enhances his abilities as an engaging and well respected faculty member.”

A resident of Tonawanda, NY, Chris is married to his wife Melissa and has a son, Cameron and a daughter, Nicole. His hobbies include athletics and in his spare time he can be found in the newly renovated gym at Genesee.


Editors Note: A photograph of Chris Caputi instructing PTA students and featured on Genesee’s recent Annual Report can be found at