The entry level degree to become a licensed practicing
Physical Therapist is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).
Entry into DPT programs is highly competitive, and prerequisites vary.
The minimum requirement for application to most
physical therapy programs is 90 credits of college courses, but most are now
a B.S. or B.A. Because of the strong emphasis on science
typically includes one year of chemistry, one year of
and other mathematics courses, and at least four courses in
many students choose Exercise Science, Athletic Training or Biology
as their major. However, any
acceptable, as long as specific undergraduate prerequisites
schools are completed. A list of recommended prerequisites
can be download here.
A typical first-year student curriculum at Towson University might include chemistry, biology and mathematics. Towson provides advising to assist students with their undergraduate preparation for this field. Students will also receive advising from their major.
For more information, contact Robert Karp,
Admission and Placement Coordinator, College of Health Professions.
search by state provided by the American
Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
l University of
Maryland School of Medicine is now participating in the new Physical
Therapist Centralized Application Process (PTCAS). Students seeking
admission to the Entry-Level DPT program for the June 2010 entering
class will apply via this service.
September 15, 2012 from 9:00 am to 12 noon, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehab Science is hosting an
l 1st or 2nd week October 2012.
UMES Doctor of Physical Therapy
Her senior internship at Towson Sports Medicine helped to prepare exercise science graduate Pam Breckenridge ‘08 for graduate school in physical therapy.