Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
Learn about the admissions process for our Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
In order to be considered for admission to the D.P.T. program, the applicant must provide documented evidence of having successfully completed the following:
- Achievement of a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) (on a 4.00 scale) in all previous coursework
- Completion of a B.S./B.A. degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Completion of 40 hours of observation or work. In order to assure understanding of the breadth of PT practice, it is recommended that each applicant’s PT observation hours include both inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Completion of all prerequisite coursework with a minimum Prerequisite GPA of 3.00
- Science prerequisites must be at the science major level and include the following:
- Anatomy & Physiology (6-8 credits, with lab)
- Biology (6- 8 credits, with lab) Note: Botany and Zoology courses are NOT acceptable
- Chemistry (8 credits, with lab)
- Physics (8 credits, with lab)
- Completion of a Statistics course (3 credits)
- Completion of a Psychology course (3 credits) Note: Must be a course offered through the Psychology Department.
Procedures for Admissions
The application and admissions processes are the same for both Manchester, N.H. and Goodyear, A.Z. D.P.T. programs. Students must apply through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) online at ptcas.org. If interested in both programs two applications are necessary. The PTCAS application cycle opens in midsummer for the following academic year. We evaluate applications throughout the admissions cycle with a soft deadline at the beginning of March and consider qualified applicants until the class is filled.