The application for fall 2023 is now open!
The Department of Physical therapy takes a holistic approach to admissions, considering both academic (GPA and GRE) and non-academic factors. This is a change from previous application cycles. Applicants should pay close attention to both PTCAS and program specific questions and answer these sections carefully and completely.
The program administers a mission-focused application assessment. Competitive applicants have excelled academically with strong GPAs (cumulative and science prerequisite) and GRE scores. Successful applicants are well-rounded individuals exhibiting characteristics such as excellent communication and leadership skills, a strong work ethic, and successful experience with working as a member of a team. We value diverse life experiences that can enrich the graduate educational experience.
The Department of Physical Therapy is committed to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s strategic plan goal to embrace diversity and inclusion as a path to excellence and societal change. Therefore, the program welcomes and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds including those who identify as underrepresented minorities. The UTC DPT program does not give preference to instate students or UTC graduates.
Affirmative Action Policy
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.