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Health Sciences - Physical Therapy Pathway, B.Sc. / PDT

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
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During the Health Sciences - Physical Therapy Pathway program of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students have the opportunity to earn a combined Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from MCPHS in six years instead of the traditional seven. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts in our advanced laboratories and through a wide range of clinical experiences both on and off campus. You’ll learn how to diagnose and treat a wide variety of patients, assess their outcomes, and provide evidence of effectiveness. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for the PT licensing examination and begin your rewarding career.

Program Goals

The goals of the entry-level BSHS 4-year program are to provide:

  • an opportunity for students to earn a BS in Health Sciences, with a broad foundational knowledge base in math and the basic biological, chemical, social, and behavioral health sciences;
  • opportunities for the development and demonstration of interpersonal, oral and written communications, critical thinking, information literacy, and research design skills;
  • a comprehensive general education that includes an understanding of healthcare delivery, healthcare ethics, and interpersonal communications in healthcare;
  • a broad introduction to applied health sciences in health promotion, health informatics, public health and policy, and health services research;
  • curricular and experiential opportunities for students to explore the wide range of clinical and non-clinical career options in the healthcare industry; and
  • individualized academic advising and career mentoring for students who are undecided about their preferred health sciences career pathway; for students who are interested in Healthcare Management, Health Education, or Health Information Systems careers; and for students who are interested in preparing for admissions to post-baccalaureate programs of study in healthcare professions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    106 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biology I: Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Principles w/lab
  • Precalculus
  • American Culture
  • Biology II: Bio of Organisms w/lab
  • Intro to Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official score report from one of the following: SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, EPE (English Proficiency Exam, the MCPHS on-campus test)
  • One letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 USD per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 USD per year and a duration of 72 months.
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  • per credit hour: 1,235 USD 

Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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