Doctor of Physical Therapy Admissions


American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Visit APTA website for:

  • PT and PTA education resources
  • Organizations, events, and services
  • Career information and statistics

Physical Therapy Central Application Services (PTCAS)

Visit PTCAS website for:

  • Submitting an application
  • Program information
  • Applicant responsibilities and procedures

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Visit GRE website for:

  • Where and when to take exam
  • Register to take the exam
  • Preparation and more information

High School Students interested in PT

USF’s Physical Therapy program is a professional doctoral level program, meaning the first step is for an applicant to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree prior to applying to the DPT program. Most PT programs, including USF, will accept any undergraduate major. USF offers many undergraduate majors and while there is no preferred major, we encourage students to choose a major that will allow them to fulfill our prerequisite course requirements. If you want to apply to USF for your Bachelor’s degree, please contact Undergraduate Admissions to learn about the requirements and deadlines. Undergraduate Admissions’ contact information can be found here.

Once you are accepted to an undergraduate institution, you will want to meet with an advisor who can help you select a major and courses based on your interest in going to PT school. If you want to learn more about our program, please attend a Q & A session or DPT Spotlight Day Event.