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  Camden Graduate Catalog 2016-2018 Graduate School-Camden Physical Therapy 742 Admission Requirements  

Admission Requirements

***Beginning fall 2017, the doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) degree is offered exclusively through the School of Health Professions (SHP). Please reference their catalog at for the most current information about the program.***

Applicants applying for the 2017-2018 school year and beyond should apply through Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

The admissions process of this joint program is handled through the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions of Rutgers University-Camden. Online application is required ( Supporting documents should be sent directly to the doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) program at

Applicants for admission to the D.P.T. program must have earned a baccalaureate degree in any field by the time of initial matriculation, completed the Graduate Record Examination (general test only), and complied with all prerequisites for the program. Students should have a balanced liberal arts background prior to application to the program.

Applicants should provide evidence of meeting the physical therapy experience requirement and address their motivation for the pursuit of a physical therapy career in the personal statement. Applicants may be invited to interview with the program faculty if they meet the requirements for admission.

The D.P.T. program starts accepting applications beginning on July 15 of each year foradmission to the class in May of the following year. Online applications must be submitted by October 15. All supporting documentation must be received by November 15.

Complete applications include the following:

1. Two official transcripts of all postsecondary college credits, including undergraduate degree and program prerequisite courses. Students must have earned an undergraduate degree prior to entering the physical therapy program.

2. Official results of the Graduate Record Examination (general test). Test scores must be received directly from the Educational Testing Service (code 2092). Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their official scores are received by the admissions office.

3. Three letters of reference, including one from a college instructor and one from a physical therapist. Letters may be sent online. Applicants maysubmitreference letters in sealed envelopeswith the other supporting documents.

4. A one-page, typed personal statement of the applicant's interest in physical therapy, personal characteristics, participation in community service activities, and professional goals.

5. Evidence of completion of all program prerequisite courses prior to the beginning of classes. A maximum of four prerequisite courses, including a maximum of two science prerequisite courses, may be outstanding at the time of application. A program prerequisite verification form must be submitted with the application.

6. Completed physical therapy experience (volunteer or paid) form (available on the D.P.T. program's website).

7. International Applicants: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores must be received directly from the Educational Testing Service. Transcripts of all courses must include English translations of course titles and conversion to the American credit system. Evidence of adequate financial resources is required for nonimmigrant students.

All of the above documentation and a completed application form must be received in order for the application to be considered complete. Only completed applications will be considered.
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