t-DPT Admissions Requirements

Students applying 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.  

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Application Deadline - July 30

 
If you previously applied through PTCAS please complete the application process in PTCAS; we will be notified when your application is complete. 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.  

  • Two years of experience working as a physical therapist prior to applying
  • 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.

  • Portfolio – If you hold a master’s degree you need to submit your portfolio.  This has vital information related to your acceptance as well as determination for competency credits.  An updated resume needs to be submitted:

    • Include information on all post-graduate continue education courses

    • Clearly state the number of contact hours

    • Include copies of course certificates if possible

    • Specialty certification should be listed and copies of the certificates included as well.

  • PTET - United States and Canadian trained physical therapists who's highest earned degree is a bachelor's in physical therapy must complete the Physical Therapy Evaluation Tool (PTET) administered by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and proven competency towards an entry-level master's degree in physical therapy.

    • The PTET is not required for applicants with a master's degree

    • Students with a master's degree must have graduated from an approved school of physical therapy and be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in their country of origin or country in which they live.

    • For information on obtaining the PTET please visit the APTA.

    • Your portfolio requirement for our degrees will be fulfilled with the PTET.

  • FCCPT- Foreign trained physical therapists must complete the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) application and fully satisfy course content, credit and requirements. 

    • International Prospective Students are advised to complete and submit all the application requirements at least 3 months before the deadlines listed above to allow enough time for processing the immigration documents.

  • Transcripts – An original copy of all academic transcripts from any institution where classes were taken must be sent to Andrews University.  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 TOEFL or MELAB score of 80.

  • Information Request - call 1-800-827-2878, 22 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.