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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 -


You can also apply through the new PTCAS System

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.
      • Due to grading changes made by schools in response to the COVID-19 situation, grades of satisfactory (S), pass (PA), and the like will be accepted for prerequisite courses completed January through August 2020.

    • Evidence that the following prerequisite courses will be completed prior to entering into the program:

biological sciences (excluding botany and zoology) with labs



general chemistry with labs



human anatomy with lab



human physiology with lab



general physics with labs









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.