Hours: 116 hours
BIO 526Human Gross Anatomy (8)
BIO 526AHuman Gross Anatomy (LAB) (0)
PT 601Foundational Science (4)
PT 603Surface Anatomy (1)
PT 605Clinical Exercise Physiology with Lab (3)
PT 605AExercise Physiology (LAB) (0)
PT 608Biomechanics/Kinesiology w LAB (4)
PT 608ABiomechanics/Kinesiology (LAB) (0)
PT 610Basic Patient Care Skills (3)
PT 610ABasic Patient Care Skills (LAB) (0)
PT 611Therapeutic Modalities with LAB (3)
PT 611ATherapeutic Modalities (LAB) (0)
PT 612Basic Examination & Evaluation (3)
PT 612ABasic Examination & Eval (LAB) (0)
PT 615Therapeutic Exercise with LAB (3)
PT 615ATherapeutic Exercise (LAB) (0)
PT 624Neuroanatomy and Physiology (3)
PT 624ANeuro A & P (LAB) (0)
PT 650Professional Socialization I (2)
PT 651Professional Socialization II (2)
PT 652Professional Issues in PT I (1)
PT 661Foundations of Critical Inquiry in Physical Therapy (2)
PT 700Introduction to Clinical Experience I (1)
PT 701Introduction to Clinical Experience II (1)
PT 702Foundational Science II (3)
PT 703Foundational Science III (3)
PT 715Patient Management: Acute Care & Cardiopulmonary with LAB (3)
PT 715APatient Mgmt:Acute Care and Cardiopulmonary (LAB) (0)
PT 720Patient Management: Applied Orthopedics I with LAB (6)
PT 720APatient Mgmt:Applied Orthopedics I (LAB) (0)
PT 721Patient Management: Applied Orthopedics II with Lab (5)
PT 721APatient Mgmt:Applied Orthopedics II (LAB) (0)
PT 731Patient Management: Neurorehabilitation with Lab (6)
PT 731APatient Mgmt:Neurological Rehabilitation II (LAB) (0)
PT 745Patient Management: Special Topics with LAB (3)
PT 745APatient Management: Integrated (0)
PT 746Patient management: (3)
PT 747Patient Management:Lifespan II Geriatric Conditions with LAB (4)
PT 747APatient Mgmt:Lifespan II - Geriatric Conditions (LAB) (0)
PT 753Health Care Policy (3)
PT 754Professional Issues in PT II (1)
PT 762Research in Physical Therapy I (3)
PT 770Administration, Consultation & Management (3)
PT 855Professional Issues In PT III (1)
PT 863Research in Physical Therapy II (2)
PT 881Internship I (5)
PT 882Internship II (5)
PT 883Internship III (5)
PT 884Internship IV (5)
Electives - 3 hours from the following:
PT 875Elective Seminars in PT (1-3)
PT 876Independent Studies in PT (1-3)
PT 875 and 876 may be repeated for a minimum of 3 hours
**The Physical Therapy Department at the College of Mount St. Joseph participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS. Applicants applying to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program must apply online using the PTCAS application. See Mount webpage at http://www.msj.edu/academics/graduate-programs/doctor-of-physical-therapy1/admission-requirements/.
- An earned undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Notes: All undergraduate coursework, from all institutions attended will be considered in this calculation. For those individuals with a graduate degree, only the graduate degree GPA will be used.
Completion of the following prerequisite course work, with a grade of “C” or better (this includes C+, C, and C-), prior to the start of DPT course work in June:
Sciences - one (1) year [two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters] of each of the following courses with laboratory:
- Anatomy and Physiology (Human is preferred, although mammalian or vertebrate are also acceptable; courses in exercise physiology do NOT count towards the physiology requirement)
- Physics (algebra/trigonometry based as well as calculus based courses are acceptable)
- Chemistry (general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry are all acceptable)
- Completion of at least 80 hours of clinical observation in at least two distinctly different physical therapy settings (minimum of 20 hours to qualify as a second setting).
- Completion of the PTCAS application including ALL verifications, transcripts, etc) by the application deadline of November 1st.
- Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Note: Scores within the last seven years will be accepted. This requirement is waived for applicants matriculating from the Mount.
For International Students
- Undergraduate transcripts from countries outside the United States will need to be evaluated by World Education Service (www.wes.org)
- TOEFL requirements: paper-based - 510 undergraduate, 560 graduate, computer-based - 220, i-TOEFL - 83. (www.ets.org/toefl). Requirements can be waived only if the graduate department requires another standardized test, e.g. GRE.
- Permanent residents must provide a copy of Alien Registration Card (green card) or a copy of visa documentation.
- Declaration of Finances (for F-1 Visa), either I-134 or certified bank statement on letterhead with dollar amount equal to one year’s tuition, housing, etc
The DPT program has established specific technical standards for admission. These standards reflect the minimum mental and physical requirements necessary to become a physical therapist. Candidates for selection to the College of Mount St. Joseph DPT program should review these before making the decision to apply to the program. However, this form is not a part of the DPT application. After students are enrolled, they will be required to verify they understand and meet these standards or that they believe that, with certain accommodations, they can meet them.
The deadline for all applications is November 1st.
ALL application materials must be complete and to PTCAS by the application deadline to be considered for an interview. Thus, clinical observation hours must be completed and official GRE scores and transcripts must to PTCAS by the application deadline in order to be considered for an interview. The only exception is ongoing prerequisite coursework and transcripts. It is acceptable to be completing your degree and/or some prerequisite courses when you apply. However, all completed coursework must be documented with transcripts by the application deadline.
Admission Decision Timeline
- November 1: PTCAS application must be completed by this date
- December: DPT program mails letters to selected candidates for on-campus interviews
- January: Candidate interviews to be held at the College of Mount St. Joseph
- February: DPT program mails letters of acceptance to selected candidates
- Mid-June: DPT coursework begins
Questions? Need more information?
If you need further information, contact the DPT program:
Phone: (513) 244-4890
Toll free: 1 (800) 654-9314
Fax: (513) 451-2547
Attn: DPT program
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45233