If you are considering a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program to further your career, it is important to understand the admission requirements set forth by all of the programs you intend to apply.

At Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, we pride ourselves on our educational programs that advance your professional knowledge and potential.

Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) Description

RehabOur DPT program prepares graduates for entry into the advanced field of autonomous practice as physical therapists.

Doctors of physical therapy use an evidence-based focus for their practices with a strong emphasis on social responsibility, leadership and ethics. With a nationally recognized faculty and progressive educational facilities, the RMUoHP doctoral degree program is widely acknowledged for its outstanding educational standards.

Using a traditional, campus-based curriculum, the DPT program provides students with an intensive clinical education in addition to rigorous academic learning experiences that incorporate classroom, laboratory, offsite and online settings. The DPT program consists of eight semesters and 133 credit hours, including 51 weeks of hands-on clinical experience which is 42% more than the national average.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) Admission Prerequisites

Applicants for the DPT program at Rocky Mountain University must meet stated prerequisites.

Included in these requirements are a baccalaureate degree and the successful completion of all prerequisites courses, which include eight semester hours each in chemistry and physics and three hours each in biology, anatomy and statistics. You also must have completed a course in physiology (four hours) as well as six hours in behavioral sciences. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for prerequisite courses. Applicants also must have met minimum GRE score requirements within the past five years.

Applicants also must be able to document a minimum of 100 hours of experience (paid or volunteer) under a licensed physical therapist and provide professional, academic and personal references.

Finally, applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents. Please review our detailed DPT program requirements as well as the RMUoHP DPT Student Handbook, or contact us for more information.

How to Apply for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

DPT StudentsRocky Mountain University uses the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) platform, sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association. This allows potential
candidates to apply to multiple educational institutions with a single online application.

It is important to us that our doctoral candidates achieve their educational and career objectives. Our DPT program is designed to prepare students for an outcome-oriented, collaborative and autonomous advanced therapy practice.

Contact Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions today to schedule an appointment to learn more about our comprehensive Doctor of Physical Therapy degree programs.