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 26 ACT or 1240 SAT composite.
  3. Attend Direct Entry Day.
  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 3.35 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

Office Location
1800 Lincoln Ave. Evansville Indiana 47722