COVID-19 DPT Application Updates

DPT Admission Requirements for the 2021-2022 Application Cycle

Please note the changes outlined below are only applicable to applications submitted to the program in 2021 for admission in fall of 2022.

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Observation Hours

Documentation of the minimum 40 hours of observation will not be required to submit applications for the 2021-2022 admission cycle. The expectation that all observation hours must be completed with appropriate documentation by program start if you are accepted.

Prerequisite Courses

The program will allow for ONE prerequisite course to be graded as a pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory taken ONLY in the spring 2020 term. No additional prerequisite courses graded in this manner, or taken in terms other that spring 2020, will be accepted for admission to the program. The content provided by required prerequisites are essential to success in the DPT program. If you feel your grasp of the content in any of these courses is not as strong as it could be we encourage you to consider taking a course(s) again.

All Coursework

Course work, including prerequisite courses, taken online will be accepted.

Non Prerequisite Courses – The program will allow courses to be graded as a pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory taken ONLY in the spring 2020 term. This applies to courses that are not routinely graded as pass/fail and/or satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Courses that are regularly graded as pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory will continue to be accepted as normal.

Letters of Reference

The “required” physical therapist reference is now “recommended.” A minimum of three references are still required. If a PT reference is not included the third reference can be be a second academic reference or a second reference of your choice (excluding family members).

If you have additional questions please sign up for virtual office hours or attend an open house.