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The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Clarkson University is a full time graduate program.  In order to be considered for admissions students must:
  • Complete a baccalaureate degree,
  • Take all the necessary pre-requisite courses.
  • Submit documentation of a minimum of 50 hours of observation/volunteer or work experience in physical therapy and/or another healthcare setting, of which a minimum of 30 hours must be completed under the supervision of a physical therapist.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. At least one must be from a physical therapist and a faculty member. None can be from family, friends or clergy.

All applications must be submitted through the Physical Therapy Common Application Service.  The deadline for submission of applications is February 16. However, the department uses a rolling admissions process so applications will be reviewed and students offered admission on an on-going basis starting December 15.

Incoming High School Students

Clarkson University offers a pre-Physical Therapy program to highly qualified and motivated in coming high school students who wish to pursue a career in physical therapy.  Students who apply to the undergraduate programs at Clarkson University can also apply to this program at the same time.  Students accepted into the pre-Physical Therapy program are guaranteed admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program as long as they:

  • Complete a baccalaureate degree at Clarkson University with an overall grade point average greater than or equal to 3.2
  • Grade point average greater than or equal to 3.2 in all pre-requisite courses and no grade lower than a C in these courses.
  • Successfully pass PT 105 and PT 305
  • Submit documentation of a minimum of 50 hours of observation/volunteer or work experience in physical therapy and/or another healthcare setting, of which a minimum of 30 hours must be completed under the supervision of a physical therapist.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. One must be from a physical therapist and one from a faculty member. None can be from family, friends or clergy.
  • Submit an application to the DPT program through the Physical Therapy Common Application Service by September 20 of your senior year as an undergraduate at Clarkson University.

Visit pre-Physical Therapy program for more information on this program.