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Admissions Requirements

Each program has specific admissions requirements.  The following includes the basic admission requirements for the degree program.  Additional information is available for each program by clicking the Programs tab.

First-Professional Programs

Transitional and Post-Professional Programs

Master of Health Science Athletic Training

  • Application for Admission
  • A bachelor’s or master's in athletic training from an accredited institution.  Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended are required, and must be submitted to the University directly from the issuing institution(s).
  • One recommendation from a professional colleague
  • Current resume or CV
  • Copy of professional license. It is expected that all applicants are licensed or eligible for licensure in the United States of America.

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Application for Admission 
  • A bachelor’s* or master’s degree in physical therapy from an accredited institution.  Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended are required, and must be submitted to the University directly from the issuing institution(s).
  • Two recommendations from professional colleagues
  • Current resume or CV
  • Copy of professional license, if applicable.  It is expected that all applicants are licensed or eligible for licensure in the United States of America.
  • If the student plans to complete a Clinical Residency, he/she must be a licensed physical therapist in the state where the residency is located.
  • *Candidates with a BSPT must document five (5) years of clinical experience.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Post-professional/transitional)

  • Application for Admission 
  • A bachelor’s* or master’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited institution.  Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended are required, and must be submitted to the University directly from the issuing institution(s).
  • Two recommendations from professional colleagues
  • Current resume or CV
  • Copy of professional license, if applicable.  It is expected that all applicants are licensed or eligible for licensure in the United States.
  • Must be currently employed as an occupational therapist or have a minimum of one year's experience as an occupational therapist.
  • *Candidates with a BOT or BSOT must document one (1) year of clinical experience.

Doctor of Education

  • Application for Admission 
  • Admission is open to professionals who have a master's degree or a doctoral degree.
  • A minimum of three years professional experience.
  • Two recommendations from professional colleagues
  • Writing assessment
  • Current resume or CV
  • Copy of professional license, if applicable.  

Doctor of Health Science

  • Application for Admission 
  • Admission to the program is open to physical and occupational therapists that have a master's degree or a clinical doctoral degree (DPT, OTD) from an accredited institution and are currently licensed and/or practicing in their profession.
  • A minimum of three years of experience.
  • Two recommendations from professional colleagues
  • Writing assessment
  • Current resume or CV
  • Copy of professional license, if applicable.  

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Application for Admission
  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended. An official transcript is one sent directly to the Student Services office by the Registrar of the issuing institution or one forwarded in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • Evidence of an unrestricted/unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in the state of residence
  • Professional resume or curriculum vita including evidence of the equivalent of one full-time year of experience as a registered nurse
  • Essay of approximately 500 words describing your short- and long-term career goals and how you plan to achieve them
  • Two professional references; one should be from a nurse educator familiar with your ability to do academic work and one should be from an immediate supervisor (e.g., nurse manager), preceptor, or mentor familiar with your clinical skills

Additional requirements for domestic, international, and foreign-educated students:

  • Applicants who completed their education outside the US must also provide an Academic credentialing evaluation from an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) that provides evidence of that degree earned is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States.  If the NACES approved evaluation service includes a copy of the evaluated official transcripts with the evaluation, USAHS will consider these transcripts as official.  This requirement is waived for physical therapists applying to the transitional DPT program who completed their education at a PEAC accredited institution.
  • Applicants must be a graduate of a physical therapy or occupational therapy program in a country that is a member of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy and must be eligible for licensure in the United States.  
  • International applicants from a country where English is not the primary language, or candidates for whom English is a second language, must provide an official TOEFL score report.   The minimum internet-based TOEFL score requirement is 83 (including sectional minimums of 26 in speaking, 24 in writing, 21 in reading and 18 in listening ).The minimum paper-based TOEFL score requirement is 550. In any case, the date of the reported test must fall within two years of the application deadline.
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