t-DPT Admissions Requirements


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Application Deadline -  June 30,  2023  for Fall 2023 start



  • The equivalent of a 4 year US bachelor's degree

  • Applicants must have graduated from an approved school of physical therapy and be licensed to practice physical therapy in their country of origin or country in which they live.  

  • One Year working as a physical therapist prior to beginning the program preferred
  • Recommendations – a minimum of three satisfactory recommendations must be turned in from:

    1. A currently practicing physical therapist

    2. A medical doctor

    3. Another person familiar with the candidate.

  • Transcripts – An original copy of all academic transcripts from any institution where classes were taken must be sent to Andrews University for transcript evaluation.  In addition, if the transcripts are not written in English, a copy in the original language as well as the English translation are required.

  • English Proficiency - Students whose language of education is not English must submit a minimum iBTOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5.


On-campus Additional Requirements:

  • FCCPT- Foreign trained physical therapists must complete the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) Education Credential Review and proof of submission must be submitted before Fall Semester.
    • International Prospective Students are advised to complete and submit all the application requirements at least 2 months before the deadlines listed above to allow enough time for processing the immigration documents.


Interactive Online Additional Requirements:

  • Portfolio – If you hold a master’s degree you need to submit your portfolio including:

    • Current Resume

    • All post-graduate continuing education courses including dates and contact hours

      • Include copies of course certificates if possible

      • Specialty certification must include copies of the certificates 


Information Request:  E-mail ptpostpro@andrews.edu for information about the t-DPT program or complete the contact information page to request materials to be sent, specifying your interest in the t-DPT program.

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