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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree

Admission Requirements

All applicants must submit a transcript(s) showing evidence of completion of an entry-level degree in physical therapy, unless you are a graduate from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College since 2000.

Applicants Must Submit:

  • License to practice physical therapy in the United States
  • Evidence of six months of full-time clinical employment in the United States; applicants should be currently practicing in a physical therapy clinical setting
  • Evidence of a 3.0 professional grade point average from an entry-level physical therapy program
  • Assessment (via portfolio process) of prior coursework, experiential learning, and continuing education
  • One personal essay regarding career goals and educational and vocational interests
  • One academically-referenced essay regarding the impact of the DPT degree on the practice of physical therapy.
  • Two references attesting to clinical experience, as well as job responsibilities and academic ability

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 22 credits including a practicum experience in education, management, or research. All requirements must be completed within three years from the time of initial acceptance.

Degree candidates must attain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Course Waivers

By petition, up to two courses may be waived based on one's previous coursework. Boston University graduates may have up to three courses waived if BU coursework was completed in 2001 or later. Course waiver requests cannot be made until after acceptance into the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Course waivers will be made on a case by case basis, and are not guaranteed. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor for more information.

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