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Admissions for 2022-2023

The Admissions Cycle for the class entering Summer 2023 will open on June 15, 2022. ALL application materials (including GRE) must be in by September 15, 2022 for your application to be considered.

(05/2022)

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
To be considered for admission, applicants must:

  • Complete an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution prior to enrollment.
  • Meet the requirements for Graduate College admission.
  • Have a minimum of 3.00 GPA (overall).
  • Have a minimum of 3.00 GPA (last 60 hours toward degree).
  • Have a minimum of 3.00 GPA on all science courses (biology, chemistry, and physics).
  • Have a minimum of 3.00 GPA on all prerequisite course requirements. 
  • Have competitive GRE scores in Verbal and Quantitative.

 

 

Pre-Requisite Courses for Physical Therapy Program

 

Prior to enrollment in the DPT Program, the following courses (or the equivalent) must be completed at an accredited institution:

 

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Anatomy

(Human Physiology and Anatomy or
Human Structure and Function) 

4 hrs.

 

Advanced Physiology (Vertebrate Physiology or
The Physiology of Exercise)

3-4 hrs.

**

General Chemistry I

3 hrs.

 

General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 hr.

 

General Chemistry II

3 hrs.

 

General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 hr.

 ***

Medical Terminology

1, 2, or 3 hrs.

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Statistics (Biostatistics)

3 hrs.

 

General Physics I with Lab

-and-

General Physics II with Lab

4 hrs.

-and-

4 hrs.

*

Physiology 

4 hrs.

 

Introduction to Psychology

3 hrs.

 

Psychology

(Lifespan Development or
Abnormal Psychology) 

3 hrs.

 

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Requirement is for one semester of A&P. At many institutions, 2 semesters/8 hours of A & P 1 and A & P 2 are available or required.
    If it is offered as a two-course sequence, both courses must be completed! Anatomy and Physiology 2 will NOT fulfill the Exercise/Vertebrate Physiology pre-requisite. We recommend Exercise Physiology for the required physiology course; however, most upper division human physiology courses will be accepted. 
  • ** Chemistry:  If Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 2 are taught with 3-hour lectures and a 2-hour combined lab for both Chemistry lectures, only one lab is required for a total of 8 hours of Chemistry.
  • *** Medical Terminology: courses can be 1, 2, or 3 credit hour courses.
  • **** Statistics: Statistics coursework must include the study of analysis of variance (ANOVA) and can be a basic statistics course from any department.
  • All science courses listed on the pre-requisite table must be taken with lab sections.
  • The level of chemistry and physics courses should correspond to coursework needed for medical and dental schools pre-requisites.
  • Exercise Physiology does not require a lab component; however, we strongly recommend taking a lab if it is offered at your institution.

 A student may apply to the PT Department before completion of these courses; however, all pre-requisites must be completed before unconditional acceptance into the DPT program will be granted.

(09/2021)


 

Course Equivalency Tool

Click the link below to access Texas State University's Course Equivalency Tool.

This is a tool to assist you in planning or deciding what pre-requisite courses may be available at your institution.  Questions can be directed to our office at 512-716-2652

Course Equivalency Tool