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Admission to the three year Doctor of Physical Therapy program (D.P.T.) is competitive and requires students to have a bachelors degree. Students must also complete prerequisite courses and obtain a minimum of 50 hours of work, volunteer, and/or job shadow experience in physical therapy prior to admission. In addition, students must have two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from a physical therapist. Please see the www.gvsu.edu/pt'>www.gvsu.edu/pt">www.gvsu.edu/pt website for any important updates and/or changes.
Students accepted into the program must submit a nonrefundable $500 deposit to hold their seat. If the student matriculates into the program, the deposit is applied to their first semester's tuition.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Grand Valley State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (616) 331- 5675 or email Dr. Dan Vaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Valley State University’s physical therapy program received it’s initial accreditation in May of 1985. It’s most recent accreditation visit was November 11, 2014. GVSU is fully accredited through June 30, 2023. Our next accreditation visit will occur in 2022. The degree conferred by the GVSU Department of Physical Therapy is the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).
Physical therapists are employed in many health care settings:
The Doctor of Physical Therapy at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings in the health sciences field.
Application information is available at gvsu.edu/pt/. Deadline for fall semester is October 15. The $30 application fee is waived if applicant previously applied to Grand Valley.
Refer to the physical therapy website for program requirements and university requirements.
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