Doctor of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2018


The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to provide a supportive, student-focused learning environment that encourages and educates individuals to develop into compassionate, clinically and culturally competent licensed physical therapists who are productive citizens. The physical therapy curriculum will allow opportunities for scholarship, community engagement, and professional service, in addition to in-depth learning in human movement. The program will emphasize ways in which future physical therapists can contribute to the health equity of all, including rural and/or underserved populations.




  • Application Deadline - Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2020 for the DPT class entering Summer of 2021.

  • Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2020 for the DPT class entering Summer of 2021.  Please have all GRE scores sent to our NEW program specific code:  1710 - Indiana St U PTCAS

  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Indiana State University participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS.  

  • Applicants applying to the entry-level physical therapist education program for the 2021 entering class will apply online using the PTCAS application beginning in July 1, 2020. To learn more about PTCAS, visit
Apply Here for PTCAS  
  • DPT applicants must also apply to Indiana State University College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Apply Now to Indiana State University College of Graduate and Professional Studies  
  • Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • GRE Scores
    • Observation hours

      • Verification of observation hours is required. Applicants are encouraged to have their PT observation hours verified electronically through PTCAS at the time they apply, rather than use a paper form. However, paper forms uploaded as an attachments to the PTCAS application are also accepted.
    • Interview dates pending.
    • Admission Requirements / Prerequisite Courses
    • For additional information, please contact our Admissions Coordinator
      Mrs. Holly Wolf via email  
      Phone: 812.237.4978


Frequently Asked Questions

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DPT Technical Requirements

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The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Indiana State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 812-237-4428 or email Howell Tapley


* Provide feedback about the ISU DPT Program to Howell Tapley, PT, PhD, OCS, Program Director.