After reviewing the information below, if you have questions about our program or selection process, please contact the prospective student advisor, Professor Jennifer Hastings, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For inquiries directly related to transcripts or the equivalency of specific courses (which you have taken or plan to take), please contact our admission evaluator at email@example.com
Baccalaureate degree completed, or realistic plan of completion, before beginning of physical therapy classes. You may major in any field that maximizes your talents and interests; there is no preferred major.
Overall GPA of all baccalaureate work of 3.0 or better. If applicant has multiple degrees, the GPA of the more recent degree completed is used as qualifier. Completed graduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better will qualify an applicant with a low undergraduate GPA.
Completion of all prerequisite courses, or realistic plan of completion, before the beginning of physical therapy classes if one or more prerequisite course(s) is incomplete at the time of application. Prerequisite courses include:
All prerequisite courses must be taken for a grade, and you must earn at least a grade of 3.0 in each course. (IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to academic challenges associated with the COVID-19 crisis, prerequisite courses receiving CREDIT during the Spring/Summer of 2020 will be accepted.) If your prerequisite courses have been completed more than 10 years prior to application, you should submit a letter describing how the prerequisite knowledge has been kept current.
Exposure to practice of physical therapy (either volunteer or paid) under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist is required. There is no minimum number of hours, but the applicant must demonstrate knowledge across the spectrum of the profession in writing submitted for the application.
The physical therapy admission committee takes the overall application into account. Decisions are made based on a balance of academic performance in undergraduate work, GRE scores, demonstrated understanding of the nature of the profession, answers to essay questions on the application, writing abilities as demonstrated on the GRE and on the essay questions, and information contained in the personal references. You must achieve all published minimum criteria in order to be considered for admission.
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