Pre-physical Therapy

Choosing a Major

  • Pre-physical therapy students must choose a major (pre-PT is not a major).
  • Commonly chosen majors include exercise science, athletic training, public health, health services administration, neuroscience, and psychology.
  • Any major is acceptable, as long as the student completes all pre-PT requirements.
  • Consult the pre-professional physical therapy advisor – Jennifer Simon.

Direct Entry Admission Requirements

  1. Submit application to UE by November 1.
  2. Achieve a minimum 27 ACT or 1280 SAT composite.
  3. Attend Direct Entry Day, which takes place the Monday of Thanksgiving week.
  4. Be active in volunteer or work experience and leadership in extracurricular activities.

Track Options

  • 3+3 track: 3 years of undergraduate and prerequisite course work + 3 years of professional (DPT) course work
  • 4+3 track: 4 years of undergraduate and prerequisite course work + 3 years of professional DPT course work

DPT Admission Requirements

Prior to entering the DPT degree program, each student must complete the following prerequisite courses:

  • Statistics (1 semester)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters with labs)
  • General Chemistry (2 semesters with labs)
  • General Physics (2 semesters with labs)
  • General Biology (1 semester with lab)
  • Psychology (1 semester)
  • Medical Terminology (1 semester)

Direct Entry students must also meet the following undergraduate requirements to matriculate into the DPT program:

  • Achieve a 3.35 or higher cumulative GPA and a 3.0 or higher in science and statistics prerequisite course work. Earn a C or higher in ALL undergraduate course work.
  • Complete 20 observation hours in at least two PT settings each undergraduate year.
  • Be involved in at least one campus activity each semester.

Office Phone:
800-423-8633, ext. 2468

Office Email:

Campus Location:
1800 Lincoln Ave. Evansville Indiana 47722