Early Assurance - High School Admit

Program Overview

  • The University of Findlay is one of a few physical therapy programs in Ohio that offer an early assurance program.
  • The early assurance program allows high school seniors to apply to reserve their seat in the Traditional DPT Program.
  • After three years of undergraduate study, the student is guaranteed a seat in the Traditional DPT Program, providing they maintain the minimum requirements needed to remain in the early assurance program.  

Early Assurance Application Process

  • Apply to The University of Findlay through UF admissions
  • Upon acceptance to the university and if the early assurance criteria are met, applicants will be given access to a separate supplemental early assurance option application.
    • ​The second application allows the high school student to provide the application reviewers information on their involvement in extra-curricular activities, service, a performance in other areas pertinent to granting an invitation for admission to the professional phase of the DPT program.

Early Assurance Admission requirements:

High school seniors who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the early assurance option:

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  2. 26 or higher on the ACT or 1240 or higher on t​he SAT

Once accepted into the early assurance program, students must meet the criteria listed below:

  • Complete all of the University CORE+ general education undergraduate degree requirements and all program prerequisites. Please see the prerequisite courses below.
  • ​​Maintain a minimum overall college grade point average of 3.5 every semester, and a minimum Math/Science Prerequisites GPA of 3.2 by the end of the fall semester of their junior year.
  • Complete 40 hours of observation in two different types of clinical settings in physical therapy by the time of application to the PT program.
    • ​One setting must be an acute care hospital, rehabilitation/subacute rehabilitation facility, or extended care facilities/nursing home/skilled nursing facility.
    • The second setting is the student's setting of choice.
    • A minimum of 20 hours is required at each clinical site.
  • ​Submit official transcripts
  • Complete the GRE with scores reported to The University of Findlay.
  • Declare and complete a minor or dual major prior to entering the DPT program

Prerequisite Courses specific to the Traditional DPT program:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology/Lab
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab
  • General Chemistry I/Lecture
  • General Chemistry I/Lab
  • General Chemistry II/Lecture
  • General Chemistry II/Lab
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Elementary Statistics or Integrated Statistical
  • General Physics I/Lecture
  • General Physics I/Lab
  • General Physics II/Lecture
  • General Physics II/Lab
  • Trigonometry or Precalculus
  • General Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Medical Terminology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Wellness
  • Introduction to Health Professions 


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

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