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/Personal Statement.
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable).
  • Interview.

Is there a deposit required if I'm accepted?

There is a $150 deposit to hold your seat in the program if you are accepted. Your admissions letter will let you know the due date for your deposit, which will be applied to your fall tuition when you begin the DPT Program.


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