The highest level of preparation to answer your calling
For those interested in the deepest grounding in the science of physical therapy, the Doctor of Physical Therapy is the most intensive study of our profession available. The DPT is a three-year program with a heavy emphasis on the sciences. You will develop the foundation you need to make effective evidence-based decisions for your patients.
Your time in the program will feature intensive clinical work, putting into practice the technical knowledge you develop through your academic study. The program is defined by three traits:
Our mission is to help you become a life-long learner — to help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience you need to effectively answer the calling of your life. Your knowledge will be grounded in science, but your motivations powered by compassion.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Admission: PTCAS Application Opens: July 1, 2015Application Deadline: October 1, 2015Entry Month: May, 2016Early Decision Program: PTCAS Application Opens: July 1, 2015Application Deadline: August 15, 2015Entry Month: May, 2016Admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is competitive. Admission requirements include:
Exceptions to any admission requirements will be handled on an individual basis.
Students and applicants who seek accommodations must make a request by contacting the Section 504/Disability Access and Accommodation Coordinator, 205-726-4078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The steps below outline the application process for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. To apply, you are required to submit both an application through PTCAS www.ptcas.org as well as a Physical Therapy Supplemental Form. Before starting these applications, we recommend that you complete the following checklist:
Submit official test scores to Samford University - Code: 1688.For more information about admission to Samford University's Department of Physical Therapy, please contact:Dr. Marian CarterAssistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Services205email@example.com
AUGUST 15 - Early Decision Deadline for Applicants
In addition to completing the PTCAS application, applicants must arrange for PTCAS to receive all of their official US transcripts and fee by August 17. Early decision candidates must take the GRE® and request scores by no later than July 31, if the GRE is required by the program. If an applicant’s application, transcripts, or fee arrive after the early decision deadline, PTCAS will automatically change the file from early decision to regular status.
SEPTEMBER 24 – Deadline for Programs to Submit Decisions to PTCAS for Early Decision Applicants
ED applicants with "Denied" or "Early Admission to General" codes may apply to other programs in PTCAS for a fee of $40 for each additional program. There is no price differential for ED versus regular applicants in PTCAS.
ED applicants with one of the following acceptance codes can NOT apply to other PTCAS programs.
• Offer Made• Offer Accepted• Withdrew After Offer Accepted• Declined Offer
PTCAS does not immediately notify ED applicants about a program's admission decision. Programs are expected to contact applicants directly about decisions. If; however, an ED applicant logs into the application after PTCAS has processed the program's Denied or General decision code in WebAdMIT, the applicant can designate additional programs at that time. On September 27, PTCAS will send a blast email to all ED applicants with Denied or General status, so they know they can to apply to additional programs in PTCAS.
PTCAS applicants choose to apply as Early Decision or regular (general) applicants at the time they apply. Regular and ED applicants are able to submit the PTCAS application as soon as it opens. Therefore, programs participating in the ED process receive a mix of regular and ED applicants via WebAdMIT. ED applicants are given priority in the verification process. Programs may make admission decisions on both applicant types as they receive them.
To learn more about the Early Decision Program, contact Dr. Marian Carter.
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*Effective April 29, 2015 Samford University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the programs is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.