Quinnipiac University

Entry-Level Dual-Degree BS in Athletic Training/Doctor of Physical Therapy (4+3) Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Health Sciences are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

What Type of Applicant Are You?


Prospective First-Year Student Application Process

The dual-degree DPT program admits students through the undergraduate first-year student application process (also called an early assurance program). Provided the student meets academic progression standards throughout their undergraduate years, they will be guaranteed a seat in the graduate portion of the program.

Typically, DPT students combine their graduate studies with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences studies or athletic training.

Key Admission Dates

Apply for the fall semester
Application Type Application Deadline Recommended FAFSA filing date**
Decision Notifications Sent to Applicants Matriculation Fee and Housing Deposit Due
Early Decision November 1 December 1 Mid-December February 1
Early Action I* November 15 March 1 Mid-January May 3
Early Action II January 1 March 1 Early February May 3
Regular Decision March 1 March 1 Mid-March May 3

Early Decision: This application plan is binding.

Early Action and Regular Decision: These application plans are non-binding. 

*For full consideration for the entry-level master’s physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy and traditional nursing programs, we strongly encourage candidates to apply Early Action I (November 15 application date).

**Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available October 1.

Admission Requirements

Your GPA alone doesn’t tell the full story of your academic strengths and talents. That’s why we look at many factors when considering each application for admission, especially as those factors relate to the specific program you’re applying to. We look at subject-specific courses you’ve taken and AP credits you’ve earned, as well as awards and other achievements.

Required of all students:

  • High school transcript
  • A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you which tells us who you are, and speaks to your values, goals and aspirations as a student
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or someone who can reflect on your dedication and work ethic
  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of mathematics
  • 4 years of science
  • 2 years of social science and foreign language
  • 3 academic electives

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