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Below you will find the basic requirements for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of North Florida. Please note that satisfaction of the below factors does not guarantee an interview or admission to the program as the application process is highly competitive. Applicants to the UNF DPT Program must have:
requirements listed below are prerequisites for the Doctor of Physical Therapy
(DPT). The course numbers listed under each requirement are course numbers from
the University of North Florida. Any substitutions to these requirements are made
at the time of evaluation for admission into the DPT program.
Prerequisite Courses (32 credits):
2045/2045L General Chemistry I with Lab (4 credits)
2046/2046L General Chemistry II with Lab (4 credits)
hours of General Chemistry
2053/2053L Algebra-based Physics I with Lab (4 credits)
2054/2054L Algebra-based Physics II with Lab (4 credits)
hours of Algebra-Based Physics
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4 credits)
hours of Anatomy and Physiology
General Biology I with Lab (4 credits)
General Biology II with Lab (4 credits)
8 semester hours of General Biology
Prerequisite Courses (9-12 credits):
Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
3 semester hours of Introduction to Psychology
Lifespan Development Psychology or CLP4143 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
3 semester hours of Additional Psychology
STA 2014 Elementary
Statistics (3 credits)
3 semester hours of Elementary Statistics
HSC 3537 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
3 semester hours of Medical Terminology (optional, but encouraged)
To be considered for Fall 2018 admission, students must submit all application materials following the below steps by October 16, 2017 (received by) without exception. We are not responsible for processing times so please plan accordingly.
Applicants should follow each of the steps below:
Pay the UNF $30 application fee;
Submit hardcopy, official, sealed transcripts from all institutions at which you were ever enrolled (this includes AP, CLEP, IB, dual enrollment, transient enrollment, military, and foreign transcripts) to the Graduate School at the following address: University of North Florida, Attn: Graduate School, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224;
Submit official GRE scores to the Graduate School (institution code is 5490); scores are only kept by ETS for a 5-year period and we now require the revised version of the exam
The receipt of materials submitted to the UNF Graduate School may be confirmed online in the myWings student portal or with the Graduate School at (904) 620-1360. Materials submitted to PTCAS may be confirmed online at www.ptcas.org.
Do not submit any materials directly to the Physical Therapy program unless specifically directed to do so.
Official transcripts sent to PTAdmissions@unf.edu will not be reviewed.
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