Physical Therapy


Welcome to the Physical Therapy Department. We're thrilled you're interested in our program. Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty are dedicated to ensure your success in our program. Our curriculum will prepare you well for a career in assisting others with movement disorders related to cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, and/or neurologic disorders. The overall licensure exam pass rate for graduates of our program is 99%.



Early Decision Period: July 1 through October 1

The Department of Physical Therapy will review competitive applicants who have completed their application and turned in all supporting documents by October 1st. Exceptional candidates will be invited to interview in November and will be notified of an admissions decision in November. The applications of those not selected for early decision will remain open and will be considered for admission in the regular cycle.


Regular Application Period: August 1 through November 2

The application period for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program starts August 1 each year and closes November 2. Applicants must have completed the application and all supporting documents (transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) by the November 2 deadline. Interviews are held the first week of December and applicants are notified of admissions decisions by January 1.


All of the School of Health Professions programs operate on super semesters the Fall semester begins on or around July 1 and ends in December; the Spring semester begins in early January and concludes at the end of June. Note: entry into the DPT Program is only in the Fall; there is no Spring admission and there is no summer semester.


Do you have questions on the admissions process or admission requirements? The School of Health Professions Office of Admissions and Special Programs (OASP) is your one-stop-shop for program information. They offer personalized services to prospective students, applicants, families, and high school and college advisors in providing timely, appropriate information. The OASP staff works collaboratively with us to facilitate students application and admission to our programs. Whether you are a prospective student, applicant, parent, or advisor, your questions or request will be handled in the most expeditious manner possible. Contact the OAARS for more information.