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Gannon University and the Physical Therapy Department receives
and reviews applications for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program
and all applicant credentials exclusively through the Physical
Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS), provided by the
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This includes
information from all previously attended university or college
transcripts, letters of recommendation, PT observation hours,
personal essay and supplemental materials. Full application
instructions can be found on the Gannon University, Ruskin, FL
campus - Doctor of Physical Therapy page by visiting www.ptcas.org.
Deadline for application is December 1, 2020 Applications received after this deadline will be reviewed if space is available in the program.
The program is designed as a full-time course of study. Students
are not able to transfer into the program. A maximum of 6 credits may be accepted for transfer, if a grade of B or higher was achieved, based on program director approval. Prior to matriculation in the program,
students must complete and fulfill the following requirements:
*(200 or 300 level; Human Anatomy and Physiology courses do not
meet this prerequisite)
** (200 level behavioral/social science course)
*** (Human Gross Anatomy recommended; course should be at 200 or
300 level at four year degree granting institution)
*** (Anatomy/Physiology (AP) 1 and 2 with Labs, from a Baccalaureate degree granting school, may be accepted in lieu of one semester of Human Anatomy with Lab and one semester of Human Physiology with Lab.
With respect to code 668.43 (a)(5)(v), CAPTE-accredited physical therapist programs offer the following information to prospective students: The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org.