DPT Contact Information

You can contact the Department of Physical Therapy in the following ways:

Department Co-Chairpersons   Dr. Nicole Christensen and Dr. Rolando Lazaro


Department of Physical Therapy
Samuel Merritt University
450 30th Street
Suite 3704
Oakland, CA 94609

The DPT Program is housed on the Oakland campus of SMU, and DPT classes and labs are held here. Our Department and Faculty offices are located on the 3rd floor of Peralta Pavilion. For maps and directions to the Oakland SMU campus, please click here.

Phone  510.869.6241

Fax   510.869.6282


Questions about Admissions & Prerequisites

Please review our DPT Admissions webpage for details about admission to the DPT Program at Samuel Merrit University. If you have specific questions, please contact the Admissions Department who will be happy to help you.

  • All admissions questions should be directed to Lizzie Mayo, Admissions Counselor, at 510.869.8764 or emayo@samuelmerritt.edu.