Candidates must meet the following admissions requirements in order to be considered for the DPT programs.
Bachelor’s Degree: Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. You can apply while you are still enrolled in an undergraduate degree program or while you are completing prerequisite coursework. You should submit a plan of study with your application that indicates all remaining courses that will be completed prior to program enrollment.
GRE: An official GRE score report sent directly to the University from ETS is required. The test must have been taken within the last five (5) years. A combined minimum GRE score of 294 for the verbal and quantitative sections is recommended. The analytical writing score is also evaluated. The University’s GRE Institutional Code Number is 5325. Candidates who have previously earned a Master’s degree are exempt from the GRE requirement.
Prerequisites: For all prerequisite course work completed five (5) or more years prior to application, you may be required to demonstrate competency through completion of subsequent academic course work, appropriate standardized testing or life experiences. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
|Required Prerequisite Courses|
|General or Upper Level Chemistry||6||9|
|General or Upper Level Physics|
Biomechanics or Anatomical Kinesiology can be substituted for one course
|General or Upper Level Biology|
Must be Human Based Biology; knowledge of human body, structure and function. Exercise Physiology can be substituted for one course.
|General or Upper Level Human Anatomy & Physiology|
Knowledge of human body, structure and function
Any combination of Psychology, Sociology, Sociocultural/Socioeconomic, Anthropology, Human Behavior and Development, Public Health, Humanities (must show human relationships), Ethnicity or Gender Studies courses can be used toward this requirement.
|Human Growth and Development over Lifespan|
Human or lifespan development course that includes motor and psychosocial development from birth through end of life.
- A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 calculated on program prerequisites is preferred; however, the grade trend of the applicant will be considered.
- A total of two (2) references from the following: Two licensed physical therapists (preferred) or one physical therapist and one faculty member or academic advisor.
- A minimum of 80 volunteer or observation experience hours (volunteer hours, work hours, observation hours, etc.) in a physical therapy setting is required.
- A comprehensive background check requiring fingerprints and drug screen will be administered during the admissions process.