Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Information

What factors do you consider for admission to the DPT program?

Admission decisions will be made based on the following:

  • 3.0 GPA in the prerequisite courses.
  • Volunteer Observation Hours. 40 hours of volunteer experience under a licensed physical therapist. Documentation of volunteer experience is part of the PTCAS application.
  • Two references-one MUST be from a PT.
  • Essay and Short Answer Questions.
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable).
  • Interview.

Are the GRE's required?

No. The GRE's are no longer required as part of the admissions process.

Program Information

How long does it take to complete the DPT program?

The DPT program is a three-year, graduate professional program that follows three years of undergraduate coursework. From high school to graduating with a DPT degree will take a minimum of six years.

Career Information

Where do physical therapists work?

With a DPT degree and licensed in the state of your choice, you’ll be able to practice in a wide range of settings:

  • Hospitals, including specialty areas such as acute care or geriatrics
  • Outpatient practices
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Schools and universities
  • Physician offices
  • Home health agencies
  • Nursing homes