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Admissions Info

To be considered for admission, applicants must:

  • Complete an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution prior to enrollment.
  • Meet the requirements for Graduate College admission.
  • Have a minimum of 3.00 GPA (last 60 hours toward degree).
  • Have a minimum of 3.00 GPA on all science courses (biology, chemistry, and physics).
  • Have a minimum of 3.00 GPA on all prerequisite course requirements.
  • Have a preferred GRE score of 150 or higher in Verbal and a 145 or higher in Quantitative.
  • Have completed volunteer, observation or employment hours in a variety of physical therapy settings.

Pre-Requisite Courses for Physical Therapy Program


Prior to enrollment in the DPT Program, the following courses (or the equivalent) must be completed at an accredited institution:



Human Physiology and Anatomy or
Human Structure and Function

4 hrs.


Vertebrate Physiology or
The Physiology of Exercise

3-4 hrs.


General Chemistry I

3 hrs.


General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 hr.


General Chemistry II

3 hrs.


General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 hr.


Medical Terminology

3 hrs.


Biostatistics (Statistics)

3 hrs.


General Physics I with Lab

4 hrs.


General Physics II with Lab

4 hrs.


Introduction to Psychology

3 hrs.


Lifespan Development or
Abnormal Psychology

3 hrs.


  • * Anatomy and Physiology: Requirement is for one semester of A&P. At many institutions, 2 semesters/8 hours of A & P 1 and A & P 2 are available or required.
    If it is offered as a two course sequence, both courses must be completed!
     Anatomy and Physiology 2 will NOT fulfill the Exercise/Vertebrate Physiology pre-requisite. 


  • ** Chemistry:  If Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 2 are taught with 3-hour lectures and a 2-hour combined lab for both Chemistry lectures, only one lab is required for a total of 8 hours of Chemistry.


  • *** Medical Terminology: courses can be 1, 2, or 3 credit hour courses.


  • **** Statistics: Statistics coursework must include the study of analysis of variance (ANOVA) and can be a basic statistics course from any department.


  • All science courses listed on the pre-requisite table must be taken with lab sections.
  • The level of chemistry and physics courses should correspond to coursework needed for medical and dental schools pre-requisites.
  • Exercise Physiology does not require a lab component; however, we strongly recommend taking a lab if it is offered at your institution.
  • Important Admissions Information:  A student may apply to the PT Department before completion of these courses; however, all pre-requisites must be completed before unconditional acceptance into the DPT program will be granted.