Where can I find the application deadlines?
Application deadlines are located on the USAHS website (usa.edu), in the “Admissions and Aid” section. Or, for easy access, click here.
Can I apply to the DPT in both the Residential and Flex format? Can I apply to more than one campus?
You can indicate a primary format/campus choice and then (if you wish) a secondary format/campus choice. For example, if you’re primarily interested in the Residential DPT format, you could list St. Augustine as your first choice for campus and Miami as your second. Or if you’re open to the Flex format, you could list Austin as your first campus choice and Flex DPT in Austin as your second choice.
Please note that if your application is not moved forward for your first choice, it will be reviewed for your second choice. You should be ready to attend your second campus or program choice listed. If you are admitted to your second choice, we cannot switch you to your first choice.
Can I apply prior to the conferral of my bachelor’s degree?
Yes—you may apply while completing the last year of your bachelor’s program. Note that the degree must be completed and conferred prior to the start of classes at USAHS. Keep in mind that you must provide official transcripts for all prerequisite courses and/or degrees before the start of the program.
Will I need to complete any prerequisite coursework before starting this program?
For information about program prerequisites, see the DPT Admissions Requirements page.
Can I apply with certain requirements in progress?
- You may apply with up to three prerequisite courses in progress, as long as they are scheduled to be completed prior to the start of classes and meet a minimum threshold of a “C” (2.0) grade or better. Keep in mind that you must provide official transcripts for all prerequisite courses and/or degrees prior to the start of the program.
- Currently, Fall 2022 applicants may apply with 0 observation hours. Starting for Spring 2023 enrollments, applicants must apply with at least 40 observation hours completed; a total of 80 observation hours must be completed prior to the start of classes.
- You may apply with one out of the two references submitted, which must be a therapist reference. However, we encourage you to submit the second reference as soon as possible.
How do I apply for financial aid?
USAHS financial aid advisors are available to speak to candidates about general information and scholarship options. Once admitted, students have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a financial aid advisor to finalize a payment plan.
Does USAHS offer scholarships?
Yes. We offer two types of scholarships to all new students enrolling in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program (whether the Residential or Flex format): the Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership Scholarship, and the Community Service Scholarship. These scholarship funds are applied to tuition and fees only.
We encourage you to review the eligibility requirements and apply for a scholarship.