109 University Square
Erie, PA 16541
105 Commercial Center Drive
Ruskin, FL 33573
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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, 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.