Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the WVU School of Medicine. Our program offers a 3-year, postbaccalaureate, entry-level DPT program. For over 40 years, our program has been committed to excellence in physical therapist education. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our diverse and experienced faculty, our comprehensive curriculum, and our excellent student outcomes. We invite you to attend one of our open house events for prospective students.

Contact Information

If you have questions (after reviewing this website and our PTCAS profile page), please contact Ms. Brenda Wolfe, Advising Specialist at 304-293-1690 or bswolfe@hsc.wvu.edu.

How to Apply

Applications for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program must be submitted via the PT Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Applications will be available in July for students wishing to enter the program the following summer. To apply, visit the PTCAS website at www.ptcas.org

Potential applicants should first carefully review our website, including links to the left to review our Admissions Requirements, Prerequisite Courses, and Frequently Asked Questions. Applicants should also view our program's PTCAS profile page.

Next, applicants should go to the PTCAS website and carefully review the instructions for submitting their application.

Early Decision Program

WVU participates in the Early Decision program offered by PTCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular PT program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one PTCAS program until a decision on your application has been made by your Early Decision program.

Click here for more information on how Early Decision works.

Please note that our admissions committee will only consider applicants for Early Decision who meet all our admissions requirements AND have an overall GPA of at least 3.30.

GRE Scores

When requesting ETS to report your GRE scores to us, you should use Institution Code 7639. Please note that this Instutution Code is different from the code used for other programs at WVU. Using this code will result in your official scores being sent to PTCAS, who will verify your scores and send them on to us.

It is very important that you use the correct codes. If you do not use the correct codes, consideration of your application may be delayed.

Open House

The program typically hosts one or two open house events during the fall semester.

Campus Visits

Prospective applicants who have questions concerning our admissions requirements, prerequisites, and admissions process should plan to attend one of our open house events. If you cannot attend an open house, you are welcome to schedule an appointment through our Office of Student Services.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Ms. Brenda Wolfe, Academic Advisor at 304-293-1690 or email bwolfe@hsc.wvu.edu. Please contact us at least two weeks prior to your intended visit.