Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Admissions
Graduation from a physical therapist education program
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical
Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245;
is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure
examination, which is required in all states.
Indiana State University is seeking accreditation of a new
physical therapist education program from CAPTE.
The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which
is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation
stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the
program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status.
Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is
required prior to implementation of the
[professional/technical] phase of the program; therefore, no
students may be enrolled in [professional/technical] courses
until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved.
Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation
status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation,
it does not assure that the program will be granted
Apply to the
Application #2: (application
cycle July 1, 2014 - October 1, 2014) Apply to the Physical
GRE exam score report
is required of all
applicants. Official score reports must be sent directly
from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) -
www.gre.org. Please use Indiana State University
institution code: 1322.
All GRE scores must fall within the past
A combined verbal/quantitative score of 290 is required
in order to be considered a complete application.
A Bachelor’s degree
from a four (4)
year accredited university that did not culminate in a
degree in Physical Therapy, with a preferred cumulative
grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and a recommended
pre-requisite GPA of 3.0. The baccalaureate degree must
be earned before enrolling into the program.
with members of
the Physical Therapy admissions committee may be
The following admission
must to be mailed to
Elizabeth Coleman (see address below):
Application #2: (application
cycle opens July 1, 2014 - October 1, 2014)
to the Physical Therapy Program
extra-curricular activities, and work experience.
limited to approximately 1 page (4500 characters,
including spaces), describing why you selected physical
therapy as opposed to other healthcare professions as
your career of choice.
references are required.
One from each of the following:
(see forms page)
can be sent in via united postal service to the above
address or through official etranscripts
ATTN: Elizabeth Coleman
Physical Therapy Program
Sycamore Center for Wellness and Applied Medicine
567 N 5th St Room 208
Terre Haute IN, 47809
* If an
applicant has course work that is greater than 7 years old,
he/she may still apply to the program, however the DPT
Admissions Committee will review the applicant’s
courses/course work to determine eligibility and approval
for meeting the prerequisite requirements. This will not
necessarily exclude the applicant from having to retake the
prerequisites which are older than 7 years, however will
ensure that the applicant has the necessary knowledge/skills
to be successful in the DPT program. (It is
rare for the admissions
committee to accept coursework beyond the 7 years and this
will only be considered in
extraordinary circumstances). Prerequisite coursework
is also required if the student’s undergraduate degree did
not include identified foundational course.
A listing of these courses is available on
the program website at
advisors are also available at Indiana State University for
consultation regarding undergraduate prerequisites.
Official transcript evaluation is not
conducted until a student has applied to the program.
Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the
catalog supersede information issued by any academic
department, program, college, or school. The University
reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.