Admission


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) (www.ets.org)
  • 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 (www.ets.org). Transcripts from a university outside of the United States must be evaluated by an independent service. (www.wes.org)