Entry-level DPT students must earn a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution prior to beginning the professional program. (Degree completion is not required to apply. ) Students wishing to pursue graduate work in physical therapy may major in any discipline as long as they meet the prerequisite, GPA and additional admission requirements. (UTC does not offer a pre-physical therapy major.)
Current or incoming UTC undergraduate students should contact their undergraduate major department for advisement. UTC undergraduate students are invited via e-mail once a semester for an information session hosted by the DPT program. Students are encouraged to attend these sessions as they provide valuable information regarding the UTC DPT program and the application process.
Specific prerequisite courses are outlined in the "Prerequisites" section along with
additional admission eligibility requirements specific to our program. For specific questions regarding our program, please visit the FAQ section of our
website on advisement, admissions and prerequisites. After reviewing the admissions and prerequisite sections of the website, current undergraduate
students- enrolled at UTC or elsewhere- may contact the Program Coordinator at Rebecca-Littleton@utc.edu for additional information or to request a review of transcripts.
Current high school students should contact undergraduate admissions for information on physical therapy specific admission tours.
The following links may also be helpful:
- GPA Calculator
- Raise Your GPA Calculator- Use this link to help determine what you need in order to raise your GPA to a specific number or to help predict your GPA at the end of the semester.
- Converting Quarter Hours to Semester Hours
- Equivalency Charts- Use this link to find course equivalents. Please note that ALL science courses must be appropriate for majors in that discipline. While a course may transfer as an equivalent for the purposes of an undergraduate degree, undergraduate science courses that are designated as courses for non-majors are not accepted as prerequisites for entry into the DPT program. Please contact the department with questions regarding the appropriateness of courses if you have questions. You may also contact the department for equivalency information for specific schools.
Petition for Prerequisite Substitution- Used for consideration of a course to substitution for a prerequisite. Use this form only if the program requests you petition a course.