3 years
Sep Jan
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 85,000
Foreign students
USD 85,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program prepares graduates to become licensed physical therapists. The program uses a selective admission process from which a new class of 23 students is invited each summer trimester to begin study in the 3-year DPT program.  The curriculum, grounded in Christian principles, builds on the students’ undergraduate foundation in the arts and sciences, and includes 125 graduate-level credits where students progress through and integrate foundational and clinical sciences, patient/client management skills, and ultimately, the provision of person-centered care.

Entry Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Applicants who attended high school or college outside the United States will be required to submit a foreign credential evaluation for that coursework.

Additionally, applicants for the DPT program must meet all of the following admission requirements in order to be considered for admission:

  • Submit application through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). The program does not accept applications through the ADU website.
  • Provide evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited college or university by his or her start date in the program.
  • Present a minimum cumul ative, science, and prerequisite grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Higher GPA’s are more competitive within the applicant pool.
  • Must have completed the following prerequisite courses at a regionally accredited college or university. It is recommended that these prerequisites be completed within the five years immediately prior to application to the program. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to enrolling in the program though 75% should be completed prior to application to the program. Grades of “C” or better are required in all prerequisite courses. Three quarters are considered equivalent to two semesters of course work.

English Language proficiency:

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction in the United States; 
  • A minimum score of 570 on the paper-based TOEFL exam; 
  • A minimum score of 230 on the computer-based TOEFL exam; 
  • A minimum total score of 89 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam;
  • Composite of reading, listening, and writing: 63;
  • Speaking: 26.