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Admission Requirements and Tuition

Flex Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Admissions Criteria:

  • 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.
  • An official GRE score report sent directly to the University from ETS.  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.
  • Required prerequisite coursework:  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 Semester Hours Quarter Hours
General or Upper Level Chemistry 6 9
General or Upper Level Physics
Biomechanics or Anatomical Kinesiology can be substituted for one course.
6 9
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.
6 9
General or Upper Level Human Anatomy & Physiology
Knowledge of human body, structure and function
6 9
Social Sciences
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.
6 9
Human Growth and Development over Lifespan
Human or lifespan development course that includes motor and psychosocial development from birth through end of life.
3 4.5
Medical Terminology 1 1.5

Additional Requirements:

  • 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 of 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.

Application Due Dates:

The first-professional DPT program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is unique in that it offers three start dates throughout the year and at multiple destination campuses across the U.S. enabling qualified students to get started sooner, at a location of their choice.

Campus To be considered for: Apply by*
Austin, San Marcos, St. Agustine Fall Term (September) December 15
San Marcos, St. Augustine Spring Term (January) June 15
Austin Summer Term (May) October 1

*After these dates, applications will be considered on a space available basis.

Application Process:

How to Apply

Tuition

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**The University of St. Augustine reserves the right to revise the schedule of tuition and fees without notice. The costs provided by the Student Services office are for the current or upcoming academic term and may change for future academic terms.

Clinical Internship Sites
The University has contracts with sites nationwide that provide clinical internships. The internships are part of the curriculum and may require that a student temporarily relocate. The student is responsible for the cost of travel and other associated expenses.

Who should I contact with questions about admissions or the application process:
Please contact the Admissions Office at (800) 241-1027 x1300 or admissions@usa.edu with any application or admissions questions.

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