The 3+3 Traditional DPT Program is a six-year program where students can enter as an undergraduate student (first-time freshman) to complete prerequisites first and earn a doctor of physical therapy degree in six years. Students enrolled in the 3+3 program are considered undergraduates through their third year. The fourth, fifth, and sixth years are completed as a graduate student.
The first three years are focused on completing general education and program-specific prerequisites. Upon completion of the fourth year, students receive a bachelor of science degree in health science with a pre-physical therapy emphasis. In addition to the health science degree, our students complete a dual major or minor. Common dual majors include
strength and conditioning
wellness and exercise promotion
, but additional options are available.
A doctor of physical therapy degree is awarded after a total of six years of study.
If you have or will have a bachelor's degree completed from another institution and intend to apply to the graduate Traditional DPT Program, please
Financial Aid Policy
While there are many scholarship opportunities available to pursue during the first three years (undergraduate phase) of the program, please keep in mind that any institutional scholarships for undergraduate studies will not be available during years four, five, and six. Students are encouraged to investigate alternative funding opportunities to complete graduate school during these three years.
Technical Standards & Essential Functions
The technical standards and essential functions
are pre-requisites for successful completion of the DPT program at the University of Findlay. Guidelines for reasonable accommodation are also discussed. Please review this document carefully to determine whether you possess the abilities and skills reflected in the posted document.
Undergraduate Admission & Early AssuranceIncoming freshman with a strong high school GPA (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) and 26 or higher on the ACT (1260 on SAT) may be eligible for freshman Early Assurance into the Traditional DPT Program.
To apply for the Early Assurance Program, applicants must first complete the First-time Freshman application
, submit high school transcripts and complete the Physical Therapy Early Assurance Supplemental Application which will be sent to eligible applicants via email after acceptance to the University. The supplemental application must be submitted electronically before Nov. 15. Applications submitted for the Early Assurance option after Nov. 15 will not be considered.
Freshmen that do not meet the above minimums or do not get admitted into the Early Assurance Program may apply again to the Traditional DPT
program in the fall of their junior year.
The physical therapy program reserves the right to make program and admission requirement changes without prior notice.