The Fall 2020 Cycle Is Now Closed.

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 program does not give preference to instate students or UTC graduates.

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The application cycle for fall 2021 will open in July 2020.

 In January 2020, APTA decided to eliminate early decision as an option for applicants and participating DPT education programs in PTCAS beginning with the 2020-2021 (next) admissions cycle. 

All applicants must apply through PTCAS.
Do not begin your application before the new cycle opens in July. Any information you input will be deleted.


Applicant Data

Our program enrolls 36 students each fall. Applicants are very competitive and have excelled in their undergraduate and prerequisite coursework. GRE scores along with science prerequisite GPA and cumulative undergraduate GPA are the primary factors used to determine admission; our program does not interview candidates. There is no minimum verbal and quantitative combined GRE score required for applicants, but we require a minimum 3.0 analytical writing score. We require a minimum of a 3.2 for both GPAs. The following table provides data for entering classes over the last three years. This reflects students who matriculated into the program, including those who were initially wait-listed but received an offer at a later date due to an opening in the program. Students who declined an offer or chose to attend another program after accepting an offer from UTC are not included.

 

 

Applicant Data for Entering DPT I Students:
(Graduating Classes of 2020-2022)

All Enrolled Students:

Cumulative GPA

Science Prerequisite GPA

GRE combined

Analytical Writing

Average:

3.88

3.84

306.01

4.19

Median:

3.88

3.84

305.00

4.00

Minimum/Maximum:

4.00-3.52

4.00-3.49

327-289

5.0-3.0

         

Enrolled Students Accepted Early Decision*:

Cumulative GPA

Science Prerequisite GPA

GRE combined

Analytical Writing

Average:

3.87

3.83

306.04

4.2

Median:

3.89

3.85

305.00

4

Minimum/Maximum:

4.0-3.52

4.0-3.49

327-289

5.0-3.5

         

Enrolled Students Accepted Regular Decision

Cumulative GPA

Science Prerequisite GPA

GRE combined

Analytical Writing

Average:

3.94

 3.93

 305.08

 4.07

Median:

 3.96

 3.96

 306.00

 4.00

Minimum/Maximum:

4.0-3.67

4.0- 3.66

 323-289

 5.0-3.0

*Early Decision is no longer an option as of the fall 2021 entering class.

 

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How To Apply

After reviewing this page and the related sections of our web page (many answers can be found in the FAQs section), please contact the program coordinator at rebecca-littleton@utc.edu if you have questions regarding admissions.

Our program uses the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) for all entry-level applicants. "P-T-KAS" is a web-based centralized application service that will allow you to use one set of materials to apply to multiple PT programs. Before you begin your application, please print and read both the Application Instructions (below) and the Prerequisite Checklist (see the "Prerequisites" tab). Should you have questions about this information after you have reviewed it, please contact us. In addition to the FAQs about PTCAS webpage, you may also find the FAQ section of our website useful.

UTC's PTCAS Program Profile

Application Deadline

In order to provide the opportunity to receive notification of program admission as early as possible we have established a deadline of September 1st. In order to be considered, you must apply by this date.

Prerequisite Coursework & Admission Eligibility Requirements may be found in the "Prerequisites" section of our webpage.

PTCAS Application Login

Deposit

A $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit is required for accepted applicants. The deposit will be due within 10 business days of receiving an offer from the program.   For students who enroll in the program, this $1,000.00 will be applied to the first semester's tuition.  Please note: Fee is subject to any changes and final approval by the Board of Trustees in June 2020.

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