Combined Physical Therapy Programs

As the baby boomer generation ages, the field of physical therapy has been growing at a rapid pace. The best news for teens seeking to enter this important and rewarding profession is that it is expected to continue its growth well into the next decade. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 18% increase (much faster than average) in physical therapy jobs through 2029. Young people seeking to enter this field need to earn an undergraduate degree as well as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The traditional timeline to earn both degrees is a combined seven years. However, many of the 60 institutions on our list of Combined Physical Therapy Programs offer an accelerated option that allows students to complete all necessary educational work on 5.5-6 years. The following table reveals colleges offering BS/DPT programs as well as the undergraduate GPA needed to advance in the program, the length of the program, and whether the GRE or an interview are required. Click the links on each university name for more information about each program.

Table updated June 2022.

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InstitutionSAT/ACT Score (Minimum)GPA to Advance (Minimum)LengthGRE Required?Interview Required?Notes
Alvernia University guaranteed admission
Andrews University Assurance
Arcadia University Assurance
Bellarmine University (Average)6 or 7YesEarly Assurance
Belmont University Assurance
Boston University
Bradley University or 7Early Assurance
Carroll University Admit
Chatham University (Average)7YesGuaranteed Admit & Preferred Admission
Clarke University Assurance
D'Youville College
Daemen College Admit
DeSales University
Drexel University
Duquesne University
Elon University
Emory & Henry College Assurance
Gannon University Admit
Hardin-Simmons University
Husson University
Ithaca College
Lebannon Valley College Admission
Marquette University Assurance
Marymount University Admit
Maryville University Assurance
Misericordia University Guaranteed Admission, Top 50 undergraduates in or out of program are accepted
Narareth College of Rochester Acceptance
New York Institute of Technology
Nova Southeastern University Admission
Quinnipiac University or 7Early Assurance
Saint Frances University
Saint Louis University Assurance
Samford University
Seton Hall University Degree
Shenandoah University Assurance
Simmons University
Southwest Baptist University Acceptance, DPT Scholarship awarded
Springfield College Assurance
St Ambrose University spot
The Sage Colleges or 7Guaranteed Admit
Trine University Admit
University of Alabama at Birmingham Acceptance
University of Central Arkansas Admit
University of Cincinnati Assurance
University of Evansville or 7YesDirect Admit
University of Findlay Assurance/Junior Admit
University of Hartford or 7Direct Entry
University of Illinois Chicago Admit
University of Indianapolis (Minimum), 3.7 (Average)6 or 7Early Assurance/Accelerated Undergrad
University of Jamestown Entry
University of Pittsburgh Admit
University of Scranton Admit
University of the Sciences Entry
Utica College Admit
Walsh University Assurance
Widener University or 7Reserved Seat Admissions
Wingate University Assurance

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