The Doctor of Physical Therapy program prepares you to become a healthcare professional with a clinical entry-level doctorate dedicated to evaluating, treating and preventing physical injury and disease. You are taught to design and implement the necessary therapeutic interventions to promote fitness, health and improve your patient’s quality of life.
The Andrews University program is unique in that Christian values are embedded in our curriculum and embodied in our faculty and staff. Our core values are “Family Spirit, Servant Heart, Inquisitive Mind,” and we are committed to helping you integrate science and the love of God into a service-oriented profession providing healing for a hurting society.
This 116-credit DPT program is completed by full-time students in three years (nine semesters).
Students who have completed 92 credits of specific college prerequisites prior to beginning the DPT program will earn a BHS after the first two semesters and upon successful completion of the program a DPT.
Students with a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply and may complete the DPT program in nine semesters.
Priority application deadline is November 1, and our final deadline is March 1.
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
3+3 BHS to DPT option.
Christian approach to healthcare, small class size and cooperative learning environment.
Accredited by CAPTE.
Excellent graduation and NPTE pass rates.
A minimum GPA of 3.40 is required in all core PT prerequisite courses (3.5 or above to be considered competitive).
Complete required prerequisite courses. A grade of “C” or better is required. Prerequisite course requirements are listed at andrews.edu/shp/pt.
Submit an application at the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Go to ptcas.org.
GRE General test exam taken within five years. (Required minimum scores are: Verbal and Quantitative scores of 142 each, and a Written score of 3.0.)
Complete a minimum of 80 hours of clinical observation supervised by a licensed physical therapist in at least three different settings (20 hours must be in the inpatient acute care or hospital setting). Note: Due to the ongoing challenges in healthcare we are currently accepting alternate forms of observation hours. Please consult with the Admissions Coordinator for more information.
Recommendations: At least one reference must be from a physical therapist and another from a professor who taught the student. It is recommended that the third be from an employer/supervisor, clergy, a second physical therapist or health care professional.
Applicants who meet academic requirements are invited for a personal interview.
TOEFL: Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores. Score requirements are listed at andrews.edu/shp/pt.
For more information please visit the Admissions page.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
We are an international campus with a significant representation of international students. To learn more, please visit our International students page.
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PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM