Program: Transfer Program
School of Health Sciences
Neff Hall 142 ~ 260-481-6967
An undergraduate degree in physical therapy is no longer available. The entry-to-practice degree for the profession is now the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), a graduate degree. Students can prepare for the D.P.T. in physical therapy as follows. At IPFW you may earn any baccalaureate degree then apply for the Doctor of Physical Therapy offered by the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University. Courses in statistics, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and physics must be completed no more than seven years prior to admission to the D.P.T. program. All prerequisite courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a math/science GPA of 3.2 is required for admission into the IUPUI program. An essay and clinical observations are also required for admission. Completion of these course requirements does not guarantee admission to the IUPUI program. The details of physical therapy prerequisites should be discussed with an IPFW allied health advisor. You must also consult with an advisor at the Indianapolis campus to discuss the D.P.T., 317-274-7238 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.shrs.iupui.edu/pt/.
Your undergraduate program must include the following: