Physical Therapy D.P.T. Admission
Admission into the physical therapy degree program will be limited to 28 students per year. Applicants interested in pursuing the degree must successfully pass through a two-stage process.
- Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on 4.00 scale.
- Score at least 58.45 points using the formula: (Prerequisite GPA × .4) + (Overall GPA × .3) + (GRE Verbal + Quantitative × .2) + (Analytical writing GRE × .1).
- Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale on prerequisites below. Your last grade attained will be used for repeat prerequisite courses to calculate the prerequisite GPA.
- Minimum of 50 volunteer/employment observation hours (at least two different settings). The 50 hour total may be completed at the SAME clinical site if a variety of patient/client mix is available. Documentation of hours, days, time, and type of clients observed must be provided and signed by a licensed physical therapist (include physical therapist’s license number in the documentation). This documentation will be submitted to PTCAS.
Hints for Observation Hours:
- Be active in your observation opportunities, talk with PTs and learn about the profession.
- Make a positive impression, you will want them to write you a reference.
- Ask about the challenges associated with the profession.
- Discuss other settings and patient populations served.
- More hours does not make you more competitive unless you can show how it has set you apart from other applicants.
- Complete three recommendation forms (two health-related and an academic or supervisor) and submit electronically through PTCAS.
Write an essay of no more than 500 words that describes your educational plans, career objectives, commitment to your particular field of study, any research experience, your view of research and possible research interests, and personal goals. The essay may also address any of the following factors, which are qualities that will be acknowledged in the admission process:
- Socioeconomic history
- Family background (including level of educational attainment)
- Personal talents, leadership capabilities, community service.
The supplemental essay must be mailed to the ASU Physical Therapy Department, ASU Station #10923, San Angelo, TX 76909 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of September 15, 2021. Please include your full name on the essay.
- Report all prerequisite courses to PTCAS.
- Minimum GRE of 280 (verbal and quantitative).
Physical Therapy applicants must pass through a two-stage admission process:
Note: All application materials and transcripts should be sent to PTCAS.
You will be assigned a Campus ID (CID) after you have submitted your application. A College of Graduate Studies Fee of $40 for domestic students or $50 for international students will be required to process the application.
Applicants may contact the D.P.T. program for a transcript review to determine whether a course meets the prerequisite requirement.
A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must be earned on the prerequisites listed below. Last grade attained will be used for repeat prerequisite courses. Grades lower than “C” will not be accepted. Prerequisite courses older than 10 years will not be accepted.
|Discipline||Credit Hours||General Course||ASU Course Number|
|Anatomy||4||Human Anatomy||BIO 2323/2123 (includes lab)|
|Physiology||4||Human Physiology||BIO 2324/2124 (includes lab)|
Science course (with lab) *
|4||General Physiology or Microbiology or Pathogenic Microbiology or Immunology or Histology or Developmental Biology||BIO 4423 or BIO 3411 or BIO 3412 or BIO 3413 or BIO 3421 or BIO 4421|
|Chemistry||8||General Chemistry||CHEM 1311/1111 and CHEM 1312/1112 (includes labs)|
||3-6||Algebra or better||MATH 1314 (or 2313) (ie, calculus, etc)|
|Physics||8||General Physics||PHYS 1301/1101 and PHYS 1302/1102 (includes labs)|
|Technical Writing**||2-3||Advanced Technical Writing||ENG 3351|
|Psychology||6||General Psychology and Development Psychology or Abnormal or Behavioral Neuroscience||
PSY 2301 and PSY 2304 or PSY 4305 or PSY 4313
|Statistics||3-4||Statistics or Introduction to Biometry or Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods||MATH 3321 or BIOL 4480 or PSY 3321|
|Medical Terminology||1-3||Medical Terminology||BIOL 2320, or HSP 2320, or universalclass.com, or other online courses accepted|
Students may prepare for admission to the ASU Physical Therapy program by completing a U.S. baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from any undergraduate degree plan and include the prerequisite courses listed above. Majors in all fields are given equal consideration.
* 8 total hours in anatomy and physiology required and 4-hour upper-level science; prefer General Physiology, but other ASU courses listed accepted.
** Or evidence of intensive writing course or a score of 4.5 or better on the GRE Analytical Writing. Freshman and sophomore level composition courses are not accepted as substitute.
These deadlines are for application only. Financial Aid and Scholarships may have their own deadlines.
Regular Deadline: Sept. 15 completed status in PTCAS