What is the DPT 4+3 Program?
The Physical Therapy program of Rutgers University provides First Year students who are admitted to either the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) or School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) the opportunity to begin preparing for a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree from the moment they start their college education.
The DPT 4+3 Program is only open to First Year students who complete the required Fall semester curriculum satisfactorily. If requirements are met, students must express formal interest before they declare their major in Exercise Science in the Spring semester of their First Year. After being accepted into the major, students are eligible to apply to the Pre-PT Concentration in Spring of First Year. Accepted students have the opportunity to apply to the DPT Graduate Program in the Summer after Second Year of their undergraduate career.
Upon completion of all requirements in the Fourth Year, accepted students will have the opportunity to begin their graduate career in the DPT Program and receive a DPT degree. Unfortunately, upperclassmen and transfer students are not eligible for this program.
What are the benefits of the DPT 4+3 Program?
- This program will allow exceptional students the opportunity to be accepted into a Rutgers-affiliated graduate DPT Program a year earlier.
- This program will help to prepare students for the competitive application process for a DPT programs.
- Students will be provided with guidance and professional development specifically designed for future Physical Therapists throughout their undergraduate academic career.
- Kinesiology and Health
- General Biology
- Basic Statistics for Exercise Science
- General Chemistry
- 84 months
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- A minimum GPA of 3.5
- All course grades must be a B or higher
- Submitted official GRE scores
- Completed all required courses per recommended in Pre-PT Concentration course plan
- Three Letters of Recommendation (Two from licensed PT’s & One from a Professor with whom the applicant has taken course work)
- A minimum of 200 PT hours in total in a minimum of two different settings under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist
International29736 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 84 months.
National29736 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 84 months.
In-State12536 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 84 months.
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