Our new Physical Therapy program features state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and a contemporary curriculum to train compassionate physical therapists.

  • Enter our program as a freshman Health Science major

  • Guaranteed entry into the DPT curriculum in year 4 is contingent upon meeting all undergraduate progression standards

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.  

Important deadlines:
  • 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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Physical Therapy News

DeSales DPT Program seeking volunteers for an Infant/Toddler Lab

by Heidi Troxell | Sep 19, 2016

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at DeSales University is seeking infant and toddler volunteers for a laboratory session on October 26, 2016.  The lab will run from 9:00 am to Noon.  We are looking for infants and toddlers and a parent to come in for approximately one hour to interact with second year DPT students and faculty. 

Students, under the direct supervision of faculty members, will be working on observation and assessment of gross motor skills across this age group.  Students and faculty will also utilize standardized assessments and also apply some intervention skills within this lab.

If you have a child between the ages of 2 months and 18 months and are willing to participate in this lab session, please contact Sue Migliore at 610-282-1100 x 2145 to register and select a time slot to come in.

 


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