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Doctorate of Physical Therapy Direct Entry Program

Direct entry is available to a limited number of graduating high school seniors who will enroll in Walsh University’s Division of Mathematics and Sciences Biology Pre-PT program (and complete that degree). The direct entry is very competitive and allows an automatic acceptance upon completion of a number of milestones throughout one’s matriculation within the university. The following are required prior to submission in the direct entry program.

Prior to Attending Walsh University: 

  • High school GPA of 3.75 or higher
  • Minimum ACT score of 28 or SAT score of 1200 (critical reading and math, not including writing)
  • Graduate in the top 10% of their high school class. Exceptions reviewed on an independent basis (e.g., no class ranking at school).
  • Complete an interview with a faculty member of the Physical Therapy Program.
    NOTE: This interview will occur during the winter/spring semesters prior to fall enrollment as a freshman.

Once at Walsh University: 

  • Must be enrolled in the Biology Pre-Physical Therapy major (either in the traditional or accelerated tracks)
  • Graduate or complete accelerated undergraduate requirements with a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 298 (total) or higher
  • During the senior year (or junior year if also an accelerated student) in the undergraduate program, one is required to pass an additional assessment which will be comprised of: 

• A letter of recommendation from an undergraduate PT advisor

• A letter of recommendation from a licensed Physical Therapist

• A letter of recommendation from an undergraduate faculty member familiar with the student’s academic performance

• Documentation of 30 hours of clinical observation in 3 different physical therapy settings (10 hours in each setting)

• An interview with a member of the Physical Therapy Admissions Committee. This interview session will occur outside of the regular interview sessions with applicants who are not Direct Entry.

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