The Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program selects students based on the following general requirements:
A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
A minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a four point scale
A minimum of 3.0 prerequisite and science grade point average (GPA) on a four point scale and a grade of C or better in each prerequisite course. List of required prerequisite courses
Three professional recommendations completed on the required PTCAS evaluation form (one must be from a physical therapist)
GRE* (Graduate Record Examination) scores from the ETS (Educational Testing Service) no later than January 31st of the entry year.
Official Test of English** (TOEFL) for international students, where the course of study was not in English
100 verified PT observation/experience hours (multiple settings preferred)
Completion of 3 unique and distinct essays as part of application process.
Demonstrate evidence of a well-rounded applicant such as leadership, community service, research experience, etc.
*The Admission Committee will not consider the application until the official GRE scores are received.
**The scores required are 550 on the written examination, 213 on the computer-based examination, or 79 on the internet-based examination. Students may also submit an IELTS score of 6.0
NOTE: Requirements and more information for early decision are located on the early decision fact sheet.
Level I and Level II background checks are required for clinical practicum and internship placement. Some citations on the background checks may prevent a student from being assigned to or result the student being denied placement at clinical sites. A student who cannot be placed at required clinical sites due to information of concern on his/her background check(s) may not be able to complete the program.
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