Congdon School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

Admission Requirements

Pre-Requisite Courses (minimum)

Required Courses Credit Hours

Human (preferred) or Vertebrate Anatomy (lecture and lab)


Human (preferred) or Vertebrate Physiology (lecture and lab)


Biology I and II sequence   (lecture and lab)


Chemistry I and II sequence (lecture and lab)


Physics I and II sequence (lecture and lab)


Statistics (Biostatistics preferred)


Psychology (Abnormal and Developmental Psychology recommended)


English Composition/Writing


Pre-requisite courses must have been taken within 7 years of application deadline and no single class can satisfy more than one pre-requisite. Generally, GPAs and Natural Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics) GPAs above 3.0 are recommended.

Applicants who have more than 2 prerequisites to complete at the time of application will not be considered for admission.

Credential Evaluation (if applicable): For all work completed in a college or university outside the United States, a detailed credential evaluation (showing English translation of courses, grades, GPA, degree equivalency, and more) must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office of High Point University from an appropriate agency.


Completed GRE with scores at the 40th percentile or above on the Verbal and Quantitative sections. GRE scores must be submitted to the program (through PTCAS if candidacy is granted by CAPTE) from ETS and must have been completed within 5 years of application to the DPT program. High Point University’s Department of Physical Therapy GRE code: 7368

Experience in the Physical Therapy Profession

There is no minimum requirement for volunteer/work hours. 100 hours of volunteer time or paid work in varied PT practice is recommended.

Letters of Reference

Provide three letters of reference with one from a PT and one from a professor required; the third is your choice (not a friend or family member).

Before Entering the DPT Program:

The candidate must have completed all pre-requisites, have earned a minimum of a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent, passed a background and sex offender check, passed a drug screen, confirmed that they meet the technical standards, and completed all application materials. Failure to pass these background checks or to meet the technical standards will not allow you to successfully complete the program and therefore, entry into the program would not be prudent.

For More Information

For information about your application,
or to inquire about a visit,
please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
(336) 841-9198
(336) 841-9024 (Fax)

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