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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
    • application review begins in the fall; application deadline January 15th 
    • 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 must 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.

    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.