DPT Admissions & Application Criteria

Review the application process, admissions criteria and academic prerequisites for JWU Providence’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (PDT) program.

How to Apply | Application Requirements | Academic Prerequisites

How to Apply

Applicants for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program for the 2025-26 academic year must apply through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

  • Cycle opens: June 2024
  • Preferred Application Deadline: February 15, 2025

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree or foreign equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Overall and prerequisite GPA ≥ 3.0
  • Student has not repeated more than 2 prerequisite courses
  • All prerequisite classes must be completed before matriculation
  • Official copy of all post-secondary transcripts
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) Supplemental Documentation Form
  • PTCAS Essay
  • International students only: Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation with at least one from a physical therapist
  • Completed PT Experience Form required at time of application must include:

    o A minimum of 40 verified hours
    o All clinical experience hours MUST be verified by application deadline
    o Verified hours must be in at least two different settings

Note: Students will be required to score higher than 80% on a medical terminology test in the first semester. Should they score less than 80% they will need to take an online medical terminology course.

Required Academic Prerequisites

  • Two courses in Biological Sciences with lab (NOT botany): 8 credits
  • Anatomy with lab: 4 credits (3 credit lecture; 1 credit lab) (if combined with physiology, then 8 credits)
  • Physiology with lab: 4 credits (3 credit lecture, 1 credit lab) (if combined with physiology, then 8 credits)
  • Two courses in Chemistry with lab: 8 credits
  • Two courses in Physics with lab: 8 credits
  • Psychology: 3 credits
  • Statistics: 3 credits