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Doctor of Physical Therapy Admission Requirements

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Apply online through PTCAS

Below is a list of requirements to be submitted in the application:

  1. Official academic transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended. Please note that transcripts “issued to student” or faxed or copied transcripts are not official.
  2. Competitive GRE Score
  3. Three recommendation forms (located in the online application)
  4. Personal Essay one to two page written response to the following question: Describe how your observational experiences have influenced your decision to pursue physical therapy as a career. Concentrate on the areas described in the Student Log of Clinical Visits.
  5. TOEFL Scores if English is not your first language (PBT score of 550 or IBT of 80)
  6. Minimum of 30 total hours of observation in at least three of the following areas: pediatrics, geriatrics, inpatient acute/subacute care, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedics, or sport medicine. Observation forms are located in the PTCAS application.

Annual Application Due Date

November 1

Minimum requirements for admission

  1. Completed undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. If you are applying while completing your bachelors degree, acceptance will be contingent upon successful completion of all requirements.
  2. 3.00 Cumulative GPA, with no grades lower than a “C.”
  3. 3.00 Prerequisite Science GPA with no grades lower than a “C” in the following courses:
    • Cell Biology – 4 hours including lab
    • General Chemistry 1 & 2 – 8 hours including lab
    • Elements of Physics 1 & 2 – 8 hours including lab
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology– 8 total hours including lab
    • Psychology (Introductory plus one upper level course)– 6 hours
  4. No more than 2 courses repeated for credit.