The Physical Therapy Program is a post-baccalaureate, graduate program leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Entry into the program requires completion of a bachelor's degree and program specific prerequisites. The student should be aware that the application process is competitive and completion of all prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the program. Students who intend to apply to the DPT Program must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above based on all undergraduate degree coursework, and a program prerequisite coursework GPA of 3.0 or above.
Application to the DPT Program is made through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS), which can be accessed at www.apta.org/ptcas.html .
Information about all program prerequisites and additional requirements for application is available on the PTCAS website, as well as the St. Scholastica Graduate Admissions and Physical Therapy Department websites. The deadline for applications is October 1 before the year of admission.
The DPT program admits 48 students each academic year. CSS graduates who meet the minimum admission requirements are given priority over students from other institutions, with the remaining positions offered to the most qualified applicants regardless of their undergraduate institution.
General information about the program and course of study can be found on the St. Scholastica Physical Therapy Department website.