Pre-PT

Do you want more for less?

The BHS-pre-PT degree is designed as a pre-professional interim degree for students pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree through the “3+3” track. The BHS-Wellness degree prepares the pre-PT student with the prerequisite knowledge required for the DPT degree. Once accepted into the DPT program the 3+3 track allows students to enter the professional DPT program before completion of the BHS degree. The 3+3 students’ senior year is the first two semesters of the DPT program. This program is designed to be completed in eight semesters. Students successfully completing the appropriate prerequisites, and DPT-1 and DPT-2 of the professional program (36 credits) qualify for the Bachelor of Health Science Degree. For more information about the BHS click here

Do you want gauranteed acceptance into the DPT program?

An Early Assurance 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

Students who meet these Early Assurance criteria are guaranteed acceptance into the DPT program, however are still required to apply through PTCAS. Students who lose Early Assurance may still apply through PTCAS for the DPT program and will be placed into the applicant pool.