Admission Requirements

  • General Requirements

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university cumulative prerequisite course quality point average (QPA) of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale). Grades below a C are not acceptable 
    • overall undergraduate QPA of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale) 
    • applicant demonstrates the ethical, personal and professional qualities to fulfill the role of the physical therapist as determined by review of the applicant’s references and the interview process  
    • application review begins on November 1; application deadline January 15 
    • qualified applicants will be called for an informational session 
    • TOEFL – Minimum score of 550 for all applicants from non-English speaking countries 
    • meet essential functions: physical, emotional, intellectual, and communication standards  

    Prerequisites

    Prerequisite Course Requirements for entry into the graduate physical therapy program include the following:

    • Biology 2 semesters (200 or 300 level Human Anatomy and Physiology courses do not meet this prerequisite)
    • Chemistry 2 semesters
    • Psychology 1 semester (200 level behavioral/social science course)
    • Statistics 1 semester
    • Human Anatomy with Lab 1 semester (human gross anatomy recommended; course should be at 200 or 300 level at four year degree granting institution)
    • Human Physiology with Lab 1 semester
    • Exercise Physiology (lab recommended) 1 semester
    • Physics with Lab 2 semesters

    Prerequisites must be completed within five years preceding entrance to the graduate program.