Applicants complete the following requirements to be considered for admission.
Refer to the ACHE DPT Application Checklist for specific deadlines
Two Letters of Reference submitted via the PTCAS application process.
Note: Letters of reference can come from faculty in previous higher-ed experience, physical therapists, employers, etc. At least one letter from a physical therapist is preferred. Substitutions can be taken on a case-by-case basis.
Complete all prerequisite coursework.*
These basic requirements must be taken for credit and passed at a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. All prerequisite coursework must be completed within 10 years of application. All course prerequisites must have a grade of C or better. Grades of pass are acceptable.
|Biology with laboratory||8 credit hours|
|Chemistry with laboratory||8 credit hours|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology with laboratory||8 credit hours|
|Physics with laboratory||8 credit hours|
|Psychology||3 credit hours|
Step 1: Submit PTCAS Application
The official PTCAS application is available online at ptcas.org. THE PTCAS APPLICATION CYCLE OPENS JUNE 15, 2022! The PTCAS application deadline for ACHE PT applicants for the May 2023 start date is March 1, 2023.
Step 2: Interview
After ACHE PT receives all materials, the applicant’s file is reviewed to determine eligibility for an interview based on the established criteria of the ACHE PT Admissions Committee. If the application is found to be competitive, an invitation to interview may be extended.
Step 3: Admission Decision
ACHE PT operates on a rolling admission basis and begins offering seats after the first interview date. Generally, you will receive your decision approximately 2 weeks from your interview.