Pre-Physical Therapy Pages
The University of Pittsburgh's Physical Therapy program is a doctoral program. The student will complete a bachelor's degree at the University of Pittsburgh - Bradford, and then apply to the University of Pittsburgh's Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. No specific bachelor's degree is mandated, but biology, psychology, and sports medicine are majors commonly chosen. Any bachelor's degree must include the following courses:
BIOL 0101 Introduction to Organismal & Population Biology 4 cr.
In addition to earning a bachelor's degree and completing the required courses listed above, the student must earn a minimum 3.0 QPA, earn a minimum of C in all prerequisite courses, score at least 1500 on the Graduate Record Exam (general test), and have completed 200 hours of volunteer or paid work experience in physical therapy in at least two varied settings.
Admissions Guarantee at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences:
As of July 10, 2000, the University of Pittsburgh School for Health and
Rehabilitation Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy program guarantees
acceptance to qualified University of Pittsburgh - Bradford graduates
if the application is received and all criteria are met before the class
fills. If the class fills, the guarantee will be honored in a subsequent
year. Students need to complete the prerequisite coursework by the end
of the senior year, and must meet and maintain the following criteria,
by the end of the junior year:
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