Choosing a Major
- Pre-physical therapy students must choose a major (pre-PT is not a major).
- Commonly chosen majors include exercise science, 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
- Submit application to UE by November 1.
- Be active in volunteer or work experience and leadership in extracurricular activities.
- Conduct an interview with a PT faculty member.
- 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.