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 to offer FREE Physical Therapy Clinic

by Heidi Troxell | Sep 19, 2016

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at DeSales University along with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation will be hosting pediatric pro bono clinics this fall from October 26-December 9, 2016.   Physical therapy treatments will be provided free of charge by second year DPT students under the direct supervision of state licensed physical therapy faculty members.

Physical_TherapyThe program is seeking volunteer pediatric clients to participate in the clinic who have a neurological condition or developmental delay or disability.   It hopes to serve those that still require treatment, but have no insurance benefits, cannot afford physical therapy co-payments, or have reached the cap on the number of treatment visits permitted by their insurance carrier.

Appointments will be scheduled at either DeSales University, main campus or Good Shepherd Physical Therapy in Souderton. 

  • DeSales University, Center Valley:  Wednesdays 1-4 pm October 26-December 7, 2016
  • Good Shepherd Physical Therapy: Fridays 9:30 am-12:30 pm October 28-December 9, 2016

Please note, there will be no clinics the week of Thanksgiving (November 23 & November 25).

For additional information or to register for an appointment, contact Heidi Troxell by phone at 610.282.1100, extension 1898 or via e-mail at Heidi.Troxell@desales.edu.

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