Physical Therapy

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Association website: apta.org

MSU Exercise Science 

Entrance exam: GRE

Common electronic application: PTCAS (www.ptcas.org)

Application launch date:  early July, submission availableimmediately

Personal statement length: 4,500 characters

Experiential descriptions: 75-80 hours with PT, 2-3 settings

Application overview: Min GPA 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation 

School Information

 

Physical Therapy

Application overview:

  • Primary application entails:
    • Completed application
    • Personal statement
    • Experience (shadowing, internship, volunteer or paid hours)
    • Official transcripts
    • GRE score
    • Application fee
    • Supplementary Applications: (available after primary submitted)
      • Confirmation of demographic information
      • School specific essays
      • Letters of Recommendation (most require three)
      • Experience (number of hours varies on program/school – minimum 80-90, in three settings)
      • Interview: By invitation only.  Timing varies depending on program/school

School Information

A list of accredited schools can be found at the APTA web site: http://www.apta.org/