Admission Requirements:

The following pre-requisite courses must be completed with a final grade of “C” or better:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II - 4 credits each with lab
  • Biology – 3-4 credits
  • Chemistry I and II - 4 credits each with lab
  • Physics I and II - 4 credits each with lab
  • Social Sciences – 6-9 credits (psychology, sociology/anthropology, humanities)
  • Statistics - 3 credits
  • English Composition/Writing - 3 credits

Additional admission requirements include:

  • An official transcript from each 4-year accredited university attended revealing a:
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4+3) or 3.25 (3+3), or better
  • Science GPA of 3.0 (4+3 and 3+3), or better
  • A minimum of 100 hours of observation, which includes experiences in both outpatient and inpatient physical therapy settings (4+3 and 3+3)
  • Three letters of reference from a: licensed PT, professor, other non-family member (4+3); licensed PT, Alvernia professor, other non-family member (3+3)
  • GRE taken within the past 5 years with a minimum score of 150 on Verbal and Quantitative and 3.5 on Analytical (4+3 only) (Alvernia Code 2431) (
  • 2 Written essays (4+3 and 3+3)
  • International Applicants must submit official TOEFL results for all students for whom English is a second language ( Transcripts from a university outside of the United States must be evaluated by an independent service. (

Effective November 12, 2014, the Physical Therapy Program at Alvernia 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; email: 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.


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