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.
Samford UniCAS deadline for D.P.T. program: October 1, 2014Entry Month: June, 2015Admission 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, Anne Sherman, Director of Disability Resources, 205-726-4078 or email@example.com.
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 the centralized application process http://samford.unicas.com (UniCAS) 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: 1302.For more information about admission to Samford University's Department of Physical Therapy, please contact:Dr. Marian CarterAssistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Services205firstname.lastname@example.org
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Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; email@example.com is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Samford University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.
Dr. Marian CarterAssistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Servicesmwcarter@samford.edu205-726-2611