Our new Physical Therapy program features state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and a contemporary curriculum to train compassionate physical therapists.
This 3+3 accelerated program allows an exceptionally qualified high school graduate to enter the University as a freshman student to pursue a bachelor of science in health science degree in the first 4 years of study, followed by completion of the remaining 2 years in the graduate phase of the DPT program. The program is competitive and continuation beyond admission depends on each student’s academic progression.
The curriculum includes courses that will use DeSales’ new gross anatomy laboratory, medical simulation center, and standardize patient care suites.
- December 15 - Application
- January 15 - Interview
In addition to the University's undergraduate admission requirements, qualified candidates to the freshman entry program must meet these additional DPT program admission requirements:
Enter the University from high school in the top 10% of the graduating class, with a strong mathematics and science background
Minimum GPA of 3.75 in all mathematics and science courses (on a 4.0 GPA scale)
3 or 4 math courses, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry and pre-calculus
3 or 4 science courses, including biology, chemistry and physics, with human anatomy and physiology strongly encouraged if available
Minimum combined critical reading and math score of 1270 on the SAT; minimum ACT score of 26, with no subsection score below 24
Demonstrate understanding of and ability to meet all Technical Standards and Essential Functions of physical therapy practice
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DPT Faculty Member Earns COMT Certification
Heidi Troxell | Apr 22, 2015
Dr. Sean Griech, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program recently completed the requirements for certification as an orthopedic manual therapist (COMT) with Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS).
The approach emphasizes clinical decision making, advanced orthopedic clinical practice, as well as accurate techniques of assessment/treatment. Currently there are less than 30 therapists in the state of PA with this certification.
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