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Doctor of Physical Therapy

We are pleased to announce that the DPT program at Indiana State University was granted Candidacy Status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.  Located in Sycamore Center for Wellness and Applied Medicine at 567 N. 5th Street, Terre Haute, IN. 812.237.4978

Inaugural Doctor of Physical Therapy Class - Class of 2018

The program is approved to enroll students and began its inaugural class May, 2015. The application process for next year’s class began in July and will end October 1, 2017. The program uses PTCAS, the centralized application service for PT programs. 


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, 2017 for the DPT class entering summer of 2018.


  • Applications will be accepted beginning July 2017 for the DPT class entering summer of 2018.  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 2017 entering class will apply online using the PTCAS application beginning in July 2017. 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.
    • Interviews will be held January 10 - 12, 2018.
    • Admission Requirements / Prerequisite Courses 
    • For additional information, please contact our Admissions Coordinator
      Jill Davis at
      Phone: 812.237.4978


Frequently Asked Questions

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Effective April 29, 2015, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program/Indiana State University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703.706.3245;

Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

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