Admission Information

Any applicant who has completed entry-level physical therapy education regardless of degree or location of the program will NOT be considered for admission.

Application Deadlines:

  • October 1, 2022 for PTCAS and WSU Graduate School Application
  • November 1, 2022 for Qualtrics Survey

Prior to Applying:

  1. Review WSU’s Program Profile on PTCAS (Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service)
  2. Review all pdfs and information on WSU’s DPT Program page.
  3. Review WSU's Graduate School Application Process.

To Apply:

  • WSU PTCAS applications do not open until July 1st each application cycle! 
  1. Submit a completed application to PTCAS by October 1, 2022. Application must be submitted and verified by October 1st.
    • We highly recommend applicants submit their application to PTCAS by September 15th in order to have their application verified by October 1st.
    • To be considered complete, this application must be submitted and verified by PTCAS on the above date. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended and 3 letters of recommendation must be submitted (via PTCAS).
    • Applicants are required to submit documentation (via PTCAS) for a minimum of 20 unpaid, observation hours.
  2. Submit a completed Graduate School application by October 1, 2022.
    • For your graduate school application to be considered complete, you must apply online, pay the $60 application fee, and submit unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. If accepted, you will be required to send official transcripts.
  3.  Complete the Qualtrics survey by November 1, 2022. There is a $50 application fee for this step.
    • You must meet our minimum GPA requirements to proceed to this step.
    • This survey will be sent by a WSU PT staff member to your primary email address as shown on PTCAS.
    • The survey will take less than an hour to complete and can only be taken once. Once you open the link, you must complete the survey within 60 minutes.
      • The Qualtrics survey focuses on research experience, work experience, leadership positions, scholarships, honors, or awards received, and observation hours.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum grade requirements: 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester credit hours; 3.0 GPA in math/science prerequisite courses; and a 3.0 overall prerequisite GPA.
  • Prerequisite courses:
    • All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to beginning summer courses.
    • Applicants must receive a “C” or higher in all prerequisite courses.
    • All math and science prerequisite courses must be completed within the last 6 years, all other prerequisites courses must be completed within the last 10 years. Those applying to start the DPT program in summer 2023 must have taken their prerequisite courses between summer 2012 and summer 2023.
    • The highest grade earned in retaken prerequisite courses will be used in admissions decisions.
  • Physical therapy clinical observations of 20 hours (or more) in one or more physical therapy settings is required. To fulfill this requirement, the observation hours must be unpaid and conducted with a licensed physical therapist.

Prerequisite Courses:

Subject Areas Courses Requirements
Science Biology or Microbiology 1 semester with lab
(equivalent to WSU's BIO 210)
  Human Anatomy & Physiology 5 credit hours with lab
  Chemistry or Organic Chemistry 2 semesters with lab
(equivalent to WSU's CHEM 211 & 212)
  Physics 2 semesters with lab
(equivalent to WSU's PHY 213 & 214 OR 313 & 314)
  Exercise Physiology 1 semester, lab is optional
(equivalent to WSU's HPS 490)
     
Math College Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or Business Calculus 1 semester
  Statistics 1 semester
     
Basic Skills English Composition, Literature, or Technical Writing 2 semesters
  Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication 1 semester
  Medical Terminology 1 semester
     
Social Sciences Psychology 2 semesters, one general and one advanced (300 level or above such as Developmental, Abnormal Psychology or Sports Psychology)

Need additional information?

If you are a current WSU undergraduate student OR if you plan on taking courses at WSU, contact the College of Health Professions Student Advising Services with questions regarding

  • What major is right for you
  • How to enroll in prerequisite courses
  • Transcript reviews
  • Course equivalency

CHP Advising Center

Phone: 316-978-3304
Email: CHP.advisor@wichita.edu

If you are NOT a current or prospective WSU undergraduate student, contact the Physical Therapy department at ptadmissions@wichita.edu with questions regarding the above.

If you want to meet us in person, you can 

Attend an information session