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
Learn About Our Graduate Program
Health Sciences Charter Class and DPT Class of 2018 Selected
Heidi Troxell | Apr 22, 2015
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is pleased to announce that its second cohort of graduate students has been selected and will begin classes in fall 2015.
Additionally, the first group of students to be enrolled in the class of 2021 undergraduate 3+3 program have also been selected. We are very excited to welcome this outstanding group of individuals to the DeSales family!
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