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The program is a six-year (3+3) program.

  • Includes three years of pre-professional study (general education and pre-requisites)
  • Plus three years of professional study (Physical Therapy program curriculum)

Common Dual Major Option:

  • Bachelors in Exercise Science + Bachelors in Strength and Conditioning Degrees
  • Bachelors in Exercise Science + Bachelors in Wellness and Exercise Promotion Degrees
  • Applicants have the option to major in any area of study for their bachelor’s degree. Regardless of the major, the applicant will need to meet the DPT program prerequisite requirements listed below. ​​

Major with a Minor Option:

Exercise Science + Minor:
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Foreign Language
  • Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Coaching​

Applicants have the option to major and minor in any area of study for their bachelor’s degree. Regardless of the major & minor, the applicant will need to meet the DPT program prerequisite requirements listed below. ​


Junior application admission requirements

  1. Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, and a minimum Math/Science Prerequisites GPA of 3.2.
  2. Complete 93.5 credit hours college credit before starting the DPT program​

  3. Must complete 40 hours of observation in two different types of clinical settings in physical therapy by the time of application to the DPT program.
  • ​​One setting must be in an Inpatient setting (hospital, inpatient rehabilitatio​n or skilled nursing facility
  • The second setting is the student's setting of choice.
  • A minimum of 20 hours is required at each clinical site.
  1. ​​Complete the Physical Therapy Central Application Service (PTCAS​)
  • ​GRE: points awarded to student on application; no cut-off score
    • PTCAS GRE code 7783
  • Letters of recommendation (2)
    • College instructor & PT with whom you observed
  • Essay
  • Service and community involvement
  • ​Official transcripts


  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II

    • Lab and lecture

  • General Physics I and II

    • Lab and lecture 

  • General Chemistry I and II

    • Lab and lecture

  • Exercise Physiology

  • Elementary Statistics or Integrated Statistical Analysis or Applied Statistics and Data Analysis

  • Trigonometry or Pre-calculus

  • General Psychology

  • Lifespan Development​

All prerequisites must be completed with a final grade of “C” or higher​. Six of the nine program prerequisite science courses must be completed prior to application.  A lab and lecture count as one science course.

**These prerequisites are specific to the DPT program and undergraduate degree requirements may differ.

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Application Process:

  • Apply online to the DPT Traditional Program using the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)​
  • PTCAS applications are available June 15th
  • All PTCAS materials should be submitted six weeks prior to the application deadline.
  • There is a $60 supplemental fee to apply, which can be submitted through our online form
  • Deadlines for application:
    • Priority deadline: October 1st
    • Final deadline: February 1st
  • Applicants who apply by the October 1st  deadline will be given priority status in our admissions process as compared to applicants who apply later. The University of Findlay DPT program encourages students to apply by the priority admissions deadline, October 1st. ​​
  • Students must also update their transcripts in PTCAS with final Fall 2024 grades once posted by the institution. 
  • We will continue to accept applications until the final deadline of February 1,2025 however the majority of our admissions process may be completed in October and November.   


Technical Standards & Essential Functions (CAPTE Requirement)

The technical standards and essential fu nctions are prerequisites 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. ​
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