DPT Admission Requirements

Pre-DPT  Undergraduate program and DPT Direct Entry Admissions  - [ Learn more ]

The pre-physical therapy professional track is designed for students preparing to apply to a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. This track can be associated with any major.

First-year students who have achieved superior academic performance in high school may apply for the Trine University DPT Direct Entry program.

DPT Admission -


This path is for students who will have a bachelor's degree prior to entering the Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


  • Evidence that a bachelor's degree will be completed prior to entry into the program.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and no grade lower than a B for prerequisite courses.
  • Evidence that the following prerequisite courses will be completed prior to entering into the program:
      • Two courses in biological sciences (excluding botany and zoology) with labs
      • Two courses in general chemistry with labs
      • One course in human anatomy with lab
      • One course in human physiology with lab
      • Two courses in general physics with labs
      • One course in psychology
      • One course in statistics

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application
  • Three completed recommendation forms: one from a person qualified to evaluate your academic performance (such as a former instructor) is required; one from a licensed physical therapist or physician is suggested.
  • Completion of 40 hours of observation of PT patient care documented using the clinical observation verification form.
  • GRE scores  (GRE Code for Trine University is 1811)

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  We have a rolling admissions cycle.

Note: All online applications are FREE.