For applicants to the freshman-entry Program in Physical Therapy
Effective immediately, high school seniors applying for Fall 2016 admission have two possible routes for acceptance into the SLU Program in Physical Therapy. The deadline for both routes is December 1, 2015.
* If a student is not accepted through the early acceptance process, he/she will automatically be considered for the standard selective admission process.
Students must have a strong college preparatory curriculum in high school including:
For more information regarding post-baccalaureate programs in physical therapy refer to the American Physical Therapy Association.
If you would like to visit the Program in Physical Therapy at Saint Louis University you can schedule an appointment to meet with a faculty member and students, tour the PT facilities, see the entire University campus, spend the night, and attend a class. To arrange for these opportunities visit the SLU Admissions website (beabilliken.com) or contact them by phone (800.SLU.FOR.U).
For questions regarding general information please email the Program in Physical Therapy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to visit the Program in Physical Therapy to learn more about us and speak with a faculty member, there are many opportunities to do so.
Saint Louis University's freshman entry Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum takes six years, including two summers. Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (BSES) after completion of the first four years, and the DPT degree after successful completion of the additional two post-baccalaureate years. Elective courses in the physical therapy curriculum and clinical exposure help students gain advanced knowledge and skills in specialty areas. In addition to the DPT program, students pursue minors and double majors.
A unique feature of Saint Louis University's Program in Physical Therapy is that you are admitted directly into the program as a freshman. After enrolling, you will continue in the program without additional application procedures as long as the academic and professional requirements are met.
Curriculum Outline: Doctor of Physical Therapy (Entry Level)
The Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy is a freshman entry program with students completing a 6-year program combining a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and the Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. Typically, a group of 90-100 students are admitted to the freshman year and, on average, 80-85 of those students successfully move into the professional phase of the program. The attrition is a result of students changing majors, leaving the university, or not meeting academic and/or professional behavior requirements.
Based on this curricular model, transfer admission to the Program in Physical Therapy is highly unlikely, both in the pre professional phase and in the professional phase. In the unlikely event that space is available for transfer students, admission is highly competitive.
If you are a student with a baccalaureate degree and seeking admission to the SLU Program in Physical Therapy, you must complete an application through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service. However, we are not accepting applications for the classes entering the professional program May 2015 through May 2017. This is evaluated on an annual basis. A decision about acceptance of applications for May 2018 and beyond will be made at a future date.
For current Saint Louis University students without a baccalaureate degree and interested in transfer admission to the Program in Physical Therapy, you can make an inquiry by email at email@example.com.
At the present time, students enrolled at a college other than Saint Louis University and without a degree will not be considered for transfer admission to the Program in Physical Therapy.
Please review the attached document below for details about transfer admission to the Program in Physical Therapy: