Wherever you go to college, each place will have a different set of requirements for PT school. Here at Concordia University Ann Arbor, we want to make it easy for you to find and understand what steps you need to take to apply. Below we have laid out our admissions requirements for PT school and how to apply.
What type of applicant are you?
It’s important to first figure out what type of applicant you are. Check out the three types and what requirements to follow.
- CUAA BS in Rehabilitation Science students, who meet the criteria for direct admission (See BSRS-PT Track).
- CUAA BS in Rehabilitation Science students who don’t meet the criteria for direct admission; however, do meet general admission requirements.
- Post-baccalaureate students who meet the criteria for general admission.
Doctor of Physical Therapy admission requirements
To apply for our DPT program you must have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- 3.2 Cumulative GPA from bachelor’s
- 3.2 Science GPA for all the following prerequisite courses:
- Anatomy and Physiology I & II. Must include labs.
- General Chemistry I & II. Must include labs.
- Physics I & II. Must include labs.
- Completion of the following courses:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II. Must include labs.
- Chemistry I & II. Must include labs.
- Physics I & II. Must include labs. Courses do not need to be Calculus-based.
Applying for the DPT
To apply for our Doctor of Physical Therapy program, you will go through an online service called Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Visit PTCAS to learn more about the application. To apply for admission you must submit:
- All official transcripts from previously attended universities
- Three letters of reference (one from a college instructor, one from a physical therapist, and one additional from a reference that can address specifics about the applicant)
- A personal statement that speaks to your desire to pursue your education in physical therapy as well as your personal story so we can learn more about you beyond your academic and test score achievements
- Documentation of completion of 20 hours of Physical Therapy observation and 20 hours of service work with an underserved/underrepresented population (the identified hours must be completed at the time of application)
Need more information?
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