Doctor of Physical Therapy

Admissions Information

NYU participates in an APTA-sponsored central application program. To download the application for the NYU DPT program, visit the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) website. For deadlines, application requirements, and other information on how to apply, see the Graduate Application Guide

The PTCAS application is available as of July 1 at at the PTCAS website.

There is a $50 supplemental fee.  The link for the payment is available on PTCAS.

Deadlines

The NYU Physical Therapy Department has two deadlines, a “soft” and a “firm” deadline.

Soft deadline date is October 3, 2016. We strongly encourage you to submit a complete application by the soft deadline date since decisions regarding interviews are made as soon as all completed information is received. 

Firm deadline date is December 1, 2016. No application will be reviewed after this date. We strongly recommend that you have all necessary school transcripts sent to PTCAS as early as possible. 

 Requirements

To be considered for admission to the New York University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.00
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 in the prerequisite natural science courses. All courses must be 4 credits and taught in science departments, and all, except physiology, must have a laboratory component.
    • Biology I (General, Cell, Zoology)
    • Biology II (General, Cell, Zoology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology )
    • Chemistry I (General or Inorganic)
    • Chemistry II (General, Organic, Inorganic,or Biochemistry)
    • Physics I (General - Trigonometry or Calculus-based)
    • Physics II (General - Trigonometry or Calculus-based )
    • Physiology (Cell, Mammalian or Human) or 8 credits of Anatomy/Physiology I & II

Grades must be available for a minimum of 5 of the 7 science pre-requisites courses before the December 1 application deadline;

  • Three social science/behavioral science courses, at least one of which must be psychology
  • One course in statistics
  • One course (or equivalent experience ) in physical activity/movement/dance/sports

GRE scores - Official scores must come from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) which should be taken no later than the October prior to the admissions deadline. Official scores should be sent by the Educational Testing Service to 1575 - New York U PTCAS.

  • Competency in written and spoken English. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination.
  • A minimum of one day (8 hours) of observation in each of three different physical therapy practice environments (e.g., hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation agency, outpatient department, private practice, etc.) with documentation from the facility (observations must be volunteer and not paid);
  • List of leadership and service experiences (on PTCAS )
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a physical therapist. (on PTCAS)
  • 2 essays (on PTCAS)

Strongly Recommended

  • Public speaking course (credit or non-credit) 

NOTE 

  • Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree (in a field other than physical therapy) and appropriate prerequisites for consideration. The NYU DPT Program is full-time only and begins in the summer semester.
  • In addition to official transcripts sent to PTCAS, candidates who are admitted and choose to attend NYU will need to submit official transcripts again to the University before they begin their studies.
  • All records from foreign colleges must be submitted for credentials evaluation in accordance with University policy. Official translations of all foreign documents in languages other than English are required. All transcripts, translations, and evaluations must be submitted as original documents. Photocopies are not acceptable.
  • The Admissions committee reserves the right to withdraw an offer of acceptance if the applicant fails to complete all admission requirements prior to the start of the Program.
  • Applicants are responsible to make sure their entire application is complete.