The traditional program is a six-year (3 + 3) program. Students may enter as undergraduates and take three years of prerequisites. The fourth year starts the professional studies phase of the program. Upon completion of the fourth year, students receive a bachelor of science degree. A doctor of physical therapy degree is awarded after completing a total of six years of study. Transfer students may also enter the program for three years of professional studies to earn a DPT degree. A maximum of 36 students are admitted into each cohort to begin the program in August.
Direct Freshman Admission and Application Process
The University of Findlay is one of the few programs in the state that has a direct Freshman admit program. Students with a 3.5 GPA (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or higher, and a 26 ACT (1760 SAT) score may be eligible for direct freshman admission. Please see the Admission Information link to the left for further details.
A completed application to The University of Findlay must be received by Dec. 1 to be considered for the direct freshman admissions option. Students who do not meet the requirements above may apply for admissions to the graduate program after July 1, typically of their junior year of college.
The physical therapy program reserves the right to make program and admission requirement changes without prior notice.
Weekend Physical Therapy Program
The weekend program is specifically designed for current physical therapist assistants (PTA) with a bachelor's degree to earn a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree. Students attend our weekend college every other weekend for a period of three years to complete the program. A maximum of 36 students are admitted into each cohort to begin the program in January.
program will prepare graduates to:
- Practice as professional therapists
- Work as generalist practitioners
- Display a dedication to self-motivated, life-long