The DPT is a graduate level program, requiring a Bachelor's Degree for admission. Entry-level DPT students must earn a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution prior to beginning the professional program. (Degree completion is not required to apply. ) There are no Bachelor's or Master's programs leading to licensure as a physical therapist, only the DPT.
Students wishing to pursue graduate work in physical therapy may major in any discipline as long as they meet the prerequisite, GPA, and additional admission requirements. (UTC does not offer a pre-physical therapy major.)
Visiting high school students are typically better served by meeting with an undergraduate advisor or by contacting the UTC pre-health advisor.
UTC Undergraduate Admissions offers specialized tours for prospective undergraduate students interested in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. These departmental visits are included as part of the campus tour and are offered on Fridays throughout the school year. Please check the Undergraduate Admissions Special Events page for dates and registration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these tours have been temporarily suspended.
Campus Tours and Visits - Special Events