Admissions Requirements

We welcome your interest in the BS/DPT program. Candidates applying for admission to the entry-level doctor of physical therapy program from high school are required to have four years of high school college preparatory mathematics, and four years of science, including physics. They should file their application by Nov. 15 and provide their high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores as soon as possible.

In addition, the scores of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the College Entrance Examination board of the American College Testing (ACT) program are important considerations. Related health care experience is highly desirable. Prospective candidates also must satisfy general Quinnipiac University admission requirements.

Applicants may wish to set up an individual interview in the admissions office to discuss program requirements and the applicant's professional interests and commitments. Applicants must have observation hours in at least two different clinical settings, preferably one in a rehabilitation facility and one in an acute care setting. A minimum of 10 hours in at least two settings (20 hours total) is required. Applicants should submit to the admissions office a signed note or observation form from the physical therapist at each setting verifying observation hours.

Applications are accepted for admission to the fall semester only and are reviewed by the Admissions Committee in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Reference letters, other correspondence and inquiries relating to an application should be directed to the dean of undergraduate admissions. Admission to Quinnipiac does not guarantee admission to the graduate-level doctor of physical therapy program, unless officially accepted into the program as a freshman.

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