USciences is a school dedicated to the health sciences, and we offer post-baccalaureate students interested in physical therapy a place in our DPT program. Below you will see what you’ll need to start our program. As a post-baccalaureate student, you will enter the professional phase of the program, and complete the degree in three years.
If you have earned or will have earned a bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the summer semester classes, you may be eligible for entrance into the professional phase of the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program as a post-baccalaureate student. A total of 60 credits in the courses listed below are required:
SUBJECT AREA CREDITS Chemistry w/lab (2 semester sequence) 8 Biology w/lab (2 semester sequence) 8 Physics w/ lab (2 semester sequence) 8 Anatomy & Physiology (2 semester sequence) 8 Nutrition 3 Mathematics (including 1 semester each of Pre-calculus & Statistics)* 9. Social Sciences
(Includes 6 cr. of Psychology and an additional 6 cr. of introductory/advanced coursework)
12 English (including one 3-credit writing intensive course) 6 Medical Terminology^* 2
Total 62 credits
*If you have taken Calculus, then only 3 additional Math credits in Statistics are required.
^*If you have not completed medical terminology at the time of acceptance, you can opt to complete an online proficiency course prior to the start of the program in May.
Additional Considerations for Post Baccalaureate applicants into the DPT Program: