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Physical Therapy Program

Admissions Requirements

  1. A minimum of 80 semester credits from a college or university institutionally accredited and recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)  such as: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Higher Learning Commission, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. If you have any questions about whether a transfer course will be accepted, you should check with the Office of Admissions prior to enrolling in the course.
  2. Two Letters of recommendation: one from a college science professor and one from a physical therapist.
  3. At least 9 semester credits must be completed at a 4-year college at the Junior or Senior level.***
  4. A minimum, cumulative undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  5. Graduate Records Examination (General G.R.E.) score report — Use Institutional Code 2534
  6. A minimum of 50 hours of clinical experience in a Physical Therapy setting.
  7. Online courses are accepted for prerequisites, but we prefer a college laboratory setting (wet lab) for science courses that require labs.
  8. A letter grade of “C” or better in each of the following prerequisite courses:
Subject Credits
Anatomy & Physiology 1with labs or
Anatomy & Physiology 2 with labs*
Anatomy & Physiology 2 with labs** or
General Biology 1 with labs or
General Biology 2 with labs
General Chemistry 1 with labs and
General Chemistry 2 with labs
General Physics 1 with labs and
General Physics 2 with labs
General Psychology 3
Psychology Elective 3
Statistics 3
English 3
Three (3), Upper Division (junior/senior) courses *** 9

* You must complete at least 1 semester of Anatomy & Physiology with lab

** The same Anatomy & Physiology with lab course can only be counted once, either above or here

*** These courses must all be from the same area of study or the same discipline; e.g. Nine upper division credits from the Biology department, or the History department.

Note: Minimum grade of “B” preferred in all science prerequisite courses. Only science courses designed for science majors are acceptable.

All required sciences must be less than 10 years old for all applicants; we will no longer consider any required sciences that are greater than 10 years old.