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The first application cycle will start July 1, 2022. 

Step 1

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's Degree

    Students must have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to admission.

  2. Meet GPA requirements

    Have a minimum, cumulative and pre-requisite GPA of a 3.0 to be considered during the applicant screening process.

  3. Complete pre-requisite courses

    Courses are listed below.

Step 2

Application

  1. Apply to the program

    Program applications are submitted through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

  2. Submit three letters of recommendation

    Letters of Recommendation are submitted with the PTCAS application. Recommendations from physical therapists, other health care professionals, current or former professors, pre-professional academic advisors or a work supervisor will be accepted. Recommendations will not be accepted from family, friends or clergy. We strongly encourage one recommendation from a physical therapist.

  3. Provide official transcripts

  4. Complete shadowing hours.

    A minimum of 40 total shadowing hours are required. The hours should be obtained under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist in at least two settings (e.g. Acute Care, Outpatient, Long-Term Rehabilitation Center, etc.).

Course Pre-Requisites

  • One course in anatomy with lab
  • One course in physiology with lab
  • OR a two-course sequence in anatomy & physiology with lab
  • Two courses in biological sciences, preferably with lab (not botany)
  • Two courses in general chemistry with lab (NOTE: Gen Chem NOT Intro to Chem)
  • Two courses in general physics with lab (Calc based not necessary)
  • One course in psychology
  • One course in statistics

No more than 2 pre-requisite courses should be outstanding at the time of the application. Courses must be taken from a regionally-accredited US Higher Education institution and be verifiable through official transcripts.