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Do you possess problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, patience, physical stamina, and the ability to work closely with a variety of people? Think about a career as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Physical therapy is a health care profession that provides services to patients to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan.
Pre-professional Program at Felician University
In the pre-professional Physical Therapy Program, you will spend about three years at Felician University and earn your Bachelor of Science in Biology from Felician University upon successful completion of your first year of courses at Rutgers University School of Health Related Professionals (Rutgers-SHRP).
The Rutgers Physical Therapy Program specializes in doctoral-level education for students wishing to become physical therapists. Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program receive state-of-the-art education that prepares them to be in the forefront of the physical therapy profession.
- Complete 100 pre-professional credits in (47 credits in the General Education Commons Curriculum and 53 credits in the required departmental core) in about three years at Felician.
- Earn your Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Felician University upon successful completion of their first year of courses (45 credits) at Rutgers-SHRP.
- Earn your Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Rutgers-SHRP upon successful completion of the remainder of the required coursework (approximately two additional years).
Applying to Rutgers-SHRP
Advisors are available one-on-one and can help you navigate application time lines, requirements and program prerequisites.
- Maintain a competitive GAP (A–B range).
- Demonstrate knowledge of the physical therapy profession through work or volunteer experience, and provide evidence of community service and /or leadership.
- Formally apply to the Rutgers-SHRP Physical Therapy program for the professional component of the program by October 1 of your junior year.
- Obtain competitive scores on all three sections (verbal, quantitative and analytical) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- Provide three letters of recommendation, including two from physical therapists.
- Arrange a personal interview.