At the October 1st application deadline, applicants may have one prerequisite course outstanding scheduled for completion in EITHER the fall or spring term. The outstanding prerequisite must be completed before the program start date in May.
Record all prerequisite coursework on the Prerequisite Course Completion Form and submit in PTCAS in the Documents section.
*grades earned in these courses will be utilized to calculate math/science GPAwhich must be a 3.2 minimum.
- Statistics* must include a study of descriptive and inferential statistics
- Human Anatomy* one (1) semester with lab, OR Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
- Human Physiology* one (1) semester, lab preferred OR Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
- General Chemistry* two (2) semesters with labs and be inorganic focused
- General Physics* two (2) semesters with labs
- Introductory Psychology
- Human Lifespan Development course must include the study of development from birth to death; more than one course may be required
If offered admission to the DPT program, a course in Medical Terminology
must be completed by formal coursework, or online instruction with a
certificate of completion
- The outstanding prerequisite course must be completed by the May start date of the program with a grade of ‘C’ or higher while maintaining at least the required 3.2 admissions cumulative GPA.
- Final transcripts accounting for any outstanding pre-requisite coursework must be received prior to matriculation into the program.
The recommended minimum number of observation hours are 40 hours. However, if applicants meet all other application requirements but do not meet the minimum 40 hours of observation, we will still accept the application. We understand that gaining observation hours during a pandemic has been difficult. Following an application submission, alternative solutions to observation hours may be provided. These alternatives will afford the applicant an opportunity to better understand the scope of physical therapy practice, which is the ultimate goal of observation.