Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the WVU School of Medicine. We offer an accredited entry-level DPT program that requires 3 years of study after the completion of a bachelor’s degree. For over 45 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.

Why choose WVU?

Application Deadline

For the 2019-2020 admissions cycle, our application deadline is November 1, 2019.

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.

Open House Events

Students who are planning to apply or considering submitting an application are encouraged to attend one of our open house events. Dates and times are listed below. 

  • Monday, August 12; 10 am to 12 pm; Room 8404 (Physical Therapy teaching lab), 8th floor of Health Sciences South
  • Friday, September 20; 4 pm to 6 pm; Room 8602, Health Sciences Learning Center (note - the location has changed to Room 8602 instead of the Fukushima auditorium)

The open house will include a presentation by the admissions committee regarding the admissions requirements and processes, a tour of the program/facilities, and opportunities to speak with faculty, staff, and students.

RSVP for Open House

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

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 option is for applicants who have decided WVU is their first choice, and that they will enroll if accepted.

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.

The Early Decision application deadline is August 15. Applicant interviews for the early decision round will take place in early September. Early decision applicants will be notified of their application status in mid- to late-September. 

Interviews

The admissions committee will select well-qualified candidates to invite for interviews, which will be scheduled for late 2019 and early 2020. If you are invited for an interview, you will be notified via email (using the primary email address listed on your PTCAS application) with instructions for scheduling. Please make sure you are checking your email (and its spam folder/filter) regularly.

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.