Candidates must meet the following admission requirements in order to be considered for the Full-Time DPT program or the Flex DPT program.
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. Candidates who have previously earned a Master’s degree are exempt from the GRE requirement.
- When applying for the Residential DPT program, use the online application. The University’s GRE Institutional Code Number is 5325.
- When applying for the Flex DPT program, use PTCAS. The University’s GRE Institutional Code Number is 2209.
Resume: Include a current resume or curriculum vitae with your application.
Statement of Purpose: Include a short statement of why you wish to pursue physical therapy as a career and why you chose the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences for that pursuit.
Prerequisites: Admissions recommends that all prerequisite course work be no more than 5 years old. This is a recommendation and is preferred, it is not a requirement to apply. 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.