Doctor of Physical Therapy Admissions

Terms of the Agreement: Physical Therapy Admission

The University at Albany and The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences have developed a collaborative agreement to provide qualified students from the University at Albany who wish to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the Sage Graduate Schools (SGS) preferred admission as indicated below. This collaborative
agreement provides for:

1. Guaranteed acceptance for students with a 3.5 (or greater) Science Prerequisite and Cumulative GPA and Preferred Acceptance (on a space available basis) for students with a Science Prerequisite and Cumulative GPA between 3.25 and 3.50, who have completed physical therapy program course prerequisites and submitted a completed application through PTCAS;
2. Waiver of the Sage Graduate Schools application fee;
3. Early acceptance;
4. Access to Sage advisors to coordinate undergraduate electives and coursework that satisfy the prerequisites in the graduate program;
5. Opportunity to apply early for Graduate Assistantships in the Sage Graduate Schools

Terms of the Agreement: Physical Therapy Admission
University at Albany students will be given preferred admission to the Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences for
the DPT degree, who demonstrates the following:
a. Earned baccalaureate degree (or in progress)
b. Minimum overall 3.25 GPA
c. Minimum science GPA of 3.25 (Anatomy & Physiology I and II with labs or approved equivalents;
Physics I & II with labs; Chemistry I & II with labs, and Cell Biology with lab)
d. Completion of Physical Therapy Program prerequisite courses with grades of C or better (see
prerequisite courses listed below)

To qualify for preferred admission to the DPT Program students agree to the following:
By August 15* of the year preceding graduation from the University at Albany:
1. Submit a completed PTCAS Application ( following the Early Decision Procedures, including:
a. Official Transcripts
b. Two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be academic
c. Clinical Observation Hours Documentation (minimum of 40 hours, preferably in at least 2 settings)
d. Resume
e. Essay

2. Submit the supplemental document form (DPT Academic and Technical Program Standards Statement) to the PT Department. Forms can be found at
Mail To:

Carrie Knepp, PT Department
The Sage Colleges
65 First Street
Troy, NY 12180

3. Email the PT Department, indicating that their application has been submitted to PTCAS via Articulation Agreement with indicated school.

Within 30 days of acceptance:

4. Submit official transcripts from all college institutions attended to the PT Department at the address above.

5. Make enrollment deposit of $200 (non-refundable, though to be applied toward graduate tuition)
Upon graduation from the University at Albany:

6. Submit final transcripts documenting completion of undergraduate degree and PT Program prerequisite courses to the PT Department at the address above.
* This date is determined by PTCAS and is subject to change each year. Please visit for the most current deadline dates.

While interviews are no longer required, we encourage students to visit our campus and meet with a representative
of our program prior to submitting their application to PTCAS. Please contact Carrie Knepp at to schedule a visit or ask questions about our program.

The following University at Albany courses meet SGS PT Program prerequisites:
University at Albany Course Number and Title:
ABIO 120 General Biology and ABIO 201 lab
ABIO 121 General Biology II and ABIO 201 lab
AANT 316 Anatomy & Physiology I
AANT 318 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
ABIO 217 Cell Biology
APHY 105 General Physics I and APHY 106 Lab
APHY 108 General Physics II and APHY 109 Lab
ACHM 120 General Chemistry I & ACHM 124 Lab
ACHM 121 General Chemistry II & ACHM 125 Lab
APSY 210 Statistical Methods in Psychology or MAT 108 Statistics
APSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
APSY 203 Psychology of Child Development