Entry Level DPT Prospective Students
Early Commitment Program Application - ASU students who meet and maintain requirements, can secure a spot in the DPT program prior to the application process. We offer a freshman early commit and a senior early commit (*the Senior Early Commit option will be eliminated after the spring of 2014). Early Commit Applications are due March 15th!
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DPT PROGRAM APPLICATION: Arkansas State University’s DPT program subscribes to the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS. Applicants for admission to the ASU DPT program MUST apply online using the PTCAS application. IN ADDITION, students must also apply to the ASU Graduate School.
DEADLINE for submitting applications to PTCAS and the Graduate School is February 1st.
To learn more about the PTCAS application process and to get started, please go to the PTCAS website at www.ptcas.org. Information about the ASU Graduate School application is included as supplemental material on the PTCAS website. If you encounter difficulty with PTCAS, please contact their Customer Service at www.ptcas.org/Contact.html
Once a student has submitted an application through PTCAS, the transcript information is verified by PTCAS. This process takes time and depends both on the efficiency of PTCAS and the speed with which your schools respond to the inquiries from PTCAS. ASU will accept completed, verified applications from PTCAS until March 1st. If PTCAS has not been able to complete the verification process by March 1st, the application will not be considered, even if it was submitted by the February 1st deadline. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications well before the deadline to ensure that the verification process will be completed by the deadline.
Transfer Students - Students who are currently enrolled in another accredited physical therapy program may apply to the ASU DPT program using the regular admissions process. Should a transfer student be admitted into the ASU DPT program, up to 9 graduate credit hours may be used to satisfy degree requirements of the DPT which will be determined by the Admissions Committee and approved by the Department Chair and ASU Graduate School.
Click here for ASU Graduate School Application
Click here for PTCAS DPT Application
NOTE: Processing of applications will begin after March 1st.
NOTE: Satisfactory completion with a letter grade of B or higher in all prerequisite courses are required for admission to the DPT program.
DPT Prerequisite Courses
LOWER DIVISION COURSES
UPPER DIVISION COURSES
NOTE: Human Structure and Function I & II will meet requirements for Anatomy & Physiology. Both semesters must be taken however to cover anatomy & physiology of all body systems; if you only take one of the series, it will be an elective, not a pre-requisite)