Advancement to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduate Program (For students admitted as undergraduates in Fall 2015 or later)
In order to progress into the graduate DPT Program in the spring semester of the student’s senior year, a student must meet all of the following criteria:
Additional requirements specific to the prerequisite Natural Science courses (CHM 104 General Chemistry, CHM 105 Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry, BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology II, PHY 117 Introductory Physics I, and PHY 118 Introductory Physics II, or their equivalents):
The student must provide documentation of the above criteria to the Physical Therapy Department by the stated due date (usually in early December of the student’s senior year.) If the Physical Therapy Department does not receive documentation of all progression criteria by the stated due date, the student will not be permitted to attend DPT classes and the student’s guarantee of progression into the graduate DPT program will be rescinded.
A pre-DPT student with a record of university disciplinary or academic integrity sanction may be denied advancement to the DPT program. A student with a record of sanction may petition the Physical Therapy faculty for consideration of advancement, but the petition does not guarantee admission. Students with a record of sanction who choose not to petition will automatically be denied advancement to the DPT program.
If a pre-DPT student fails to meet the criteria to advance into the DPT program by the scheduled beginning of spring semester of his or her senior year, the student’s space in the DPT program will not be guaranteed. The student will be required to submit a request to the Physical Therapy Department Graduate Admissions Committee for admission into the graduate DPT program. At this point, the student’s admission into the professional curriculum is on a space-available basis.