Biology or Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy Program

The Early Assurance, direct freshman entry program is a 3 + 3 model, available to a limited number of graduating high school seniors who will enroll in Walsh University’s Biology Pre-Physical Therapy or Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy major.

Prior to Attending Walsh University:

  • High school GPA of 3.75 or higher
  • Minimum ACT score of 28 or SAT score of 1300 (critical reading and math, not including writing) or CLT score of 86.
  • Complete a standardized interview with faculty members of the Physical Therapy Program.

Once at Walsh University:

  • Must be enrolled in either the Biology Pre-Physical Therapy or the Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy major
  • Complete pre-requisites for the program with a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Must complete a minimum of 3 academic years of undergraduate education at Walsh University
  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher during their undergraduate curriculum
  • Must achieve a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 304 (total) or higher
  • Must meet the requirements of DPT admissions (with the exception PTCAS application) as follows:
    • A letter of recommendation from an undergraduate advisor
    • A letter of recommendation from a licensed Physical Therapist OR another academic reference if observation hours are not completed
    • A letter of recommendation from an undergraduate faculty member familiar with the student’s academic performance
  • An essay outlining the applicant’s exposure to PT. Examples of exposure to the profession may include employment/internship/observation/volunteer hours, being a patient, witnessing a family member receiving PT, interviewing PTs and/or independent research.
  • Completion of 8 of 12 pre-requisites to qualify for an interview.
  • Successfully complete an interview with a member of the Physical Therapy Admissions Committee prior to matriculation into the graduate program.

Please contact the undergraduate admission office regarding Early Assurance and any other questions about the admissions process at or 1-800-362-9846.