Experience Andrews University PT – where Christian values blend with collaboration in small classes. Our diverse, accredited program offers a caring atmosphere, ensuring success with high graduation and licensure exam rates. Join us for a unique path to excellence in physical therapy.


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Program Highlights

  • Early Assurance guarantees DPT acceptance
  • 3 + 3 = 2 degrees
    • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (3 years)
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy (3 years)
  • Save up to 50% on tuition with GPA Scholarships 
  • Faith-based, collaborative, caring and diverse
  • Excellent clinical experiences provided in partnership with varied hospital and community agencies
  • Accredited by Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

In accordance with the School of Rehabilitation Sciences mission and program goals, DPT graduates will

Mission, Vision, Philospophy, Goals & Graduate Profile.

A glimpse of the exciting courses you will get to take as part of our program.

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The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Andrews University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 269-471-6033 or email ptinfo@andrews.edu



Proud to be a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy.



Admission Requirements

  • Department-calculated minimum Science and Core GPA of 3.4 
  • GRE no longer required  
  • Qualified applicants attend an in-person or virtual interviews.
  • Three recommendation letters from a physical therapist, professor, or from an employer/supervisor, clergy, a second physical therapist or health care professional.
  • Observation Hours:  Minimum 50 hours supervised by a licensed PT in 3 different settings; minimum 10 hours in an in-patient acute care or hospital setting. 
  • International Applicants see details below

Early Assurance

Early Assurance is a guaranteed DPT admissions option is available for Andrews University freshmen who meet the following criteria:

  • Declare pre-PT as the major upon enrollment freshman fall semester
  • High school GPA minimum 3.5
  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA throughout every semester (freshman through acceptance into DPT program)
  • Maintain a wholesome lifestyle per the Andrews University Student Handbook
  • Exhibit developing professional behavior
  • Satisfactory interview
  • Application through PTCAS

Students who lose Early Assurance may still apply through PTCAS for the DPT program and will be placed into the applicant pool.



Deadlines & Costs

Application Deadlines

  • Apply through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) between June 15 and March 15.
    • Priority deadline: November 15. Final deadline: March 15. 
  • Applicants with a 3.4 or higher Science and Core GPA (department calculated) will be prioritized first.

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Tuition & Fees


CAPTE Student Financial Fact Sheet

International Applicant Requirements

International Applicant Requirements:  Submit an original foreign transcript directly to the PT program. Photo copies of evaluations are not acceptable.  


International Language Requirements: Applicants who have been given any part of their education outside the US or Canada or whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by providing evidence through one of the following methods. Exceptions may be granted by the School of Rehabilitation Sciences on an individual basis. Test must be taken within one year prior to application. TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) is preferred.

TOEFL Requirements

International applicants must send official TOEFL scores directly to PTCAS from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The PTCAS ETS code is 531.


Internet-based test (iBT) *

Combined score of 111

(Minimum scores in each of the  four areas: 15 in reading, 15 in listening, 18 in speaking, and 17 in writing)



paper-based test  (ITP)

Combined score of 640

(Minimum of 56 in each section)


Combined score of 92

(Minimum of 80 in each section)

IELTS Academic version 8.0
PTE Academic version 72

* Preferred