Preparing for a Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

Most Albany students will enter a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program after graduation.

The following list should serve as a general guideline only since program requirements vary:

Common Course Requirements

General Biology w/labs                                                               2 semesters
General Chemistry w/labs                                                          2 semesters
Anatomy and Physiology I & II w/labs                                         2 semesters
Physics w/labs                                                                        1-2 semesters
General Psychology                                                                   1 semester
Statistics                                                                                1 semester
English Composition                                                                  1 semester
Other Biology (Cell biology, Genetics)                                        1 semester
Other Psychology (child, abnormal, lifespan)                         1 semester

Additional Courses depending on the program:

Advanced Math (calculus, college algebra)
Medical Terminology
Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology
Computer science

Common Admissions Requirements:

GRE (Graduate Record Exam) test scores
3-4 Letters of recommendation
Minimum GPA of 3.00 +
Significant physical therapy volunteer/work experience w/licensed physical therapist

How to Apply:

Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) is the central application service

Deadlines vary from October to February- Early Decision deadline is August 15th.

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