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Doctor of Physical Therapy Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

The DPT program is currently seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)* and is also pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

* Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on December 1, 2017. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Admissions Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, the following admission requirements must be met:

  • Successfully earn a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to the first day of scheduled classes in the DPT program.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a calculated GPA of 3.0 in all math and science courses. All math and science courses (not just prerequisite requirements) will be included in the computing the math/science GPA)
  • Successful completion of all pre-requisite courses with ‘C’ or better, inclusive of:
    • General Biology and lab (8 credit hours)
    • Upper level Biology or Chemistry (3000 level or above) (3 credit hours)
    • General Chemistry and lab (8 credit hours)
    • Human Anatomy (3 credit hours)
    • Human Physiology (3 credit hours)
    • General Physics  (8 credit hours)
    • Math [Algebra or higher] (6 credit hours)
    • Statistics (3 credit hours)
    • General Psychology (3 credit hours)
    • Upper Level Psychology [preferably Child/Developmental Psychology and/or Abnormal Psychology] (3 credit hours)
    • General English Composition/Writing (6 credit hours)
    • Upper Level English Composition/Writing [3000 level or above]  (3  credit hours)
    • Medical Terminology (1 credit hour)
    • Graduate Record Exam (>/= 290) on all 3 portions
  • 100 hours of observation of clinical practice by a licensed physical therapist in at least two different settings
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one must be a licensed physical therapist and one should be from an employer)

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