University of Lynchburg’s DPT program subscribes to the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS), available through the American Physical Therapy Association.
All applicants must apply through the PTCAS website. Applications for the DPT Class of 2023 open July 1, 2019 and will close on Feb. 1, 2020.
University of Lynchburg DPT participates in the PTCAS Early Decision program, with decisions to candidates in September of every year. Applicants interested in Early Decision must apply by August 15, 2019. More information on the Early Decision program can be found at the PTCAS website.
- Baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a CHEA recognized regional accrediting organization
- Official transcripts of all coursework
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA overall and 3.0 cumulative GPA when factoring only prerequisite science coursework
- GRE scores sent to PTCAS; GRE Code: 7582
- Personal essay as described on PTCAS
- 80 hours of practical experience under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist with verification
- Two recommendation letters; one from a licensed physical therapist and the other from someone who can speak to your academic ability, such as a college professor
Upon successful admission to the DPT program, all individuals are required to complete a background check prior to the start of classes.
In addition to the admission requirements above, international applicants must submit official TOEFL scores.
Your TOEFL iBT score must be consistent with the standards established by the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) as acceptable for physical therapists from a foreign country desiring to enter practice in the United States.
The minimum total score is 89, and the minimum score for the Speaking section is 26.
|Applicants per cycle||779||886|
|Average GRE verbal scores||151||150|
|Average GRE quantitative scores||152||151|
|Average overall GPA||3.4||3.35|
|Average science pre-req GPA||3.5||3.5|