Admission to the Program

Admissions Requirements

Enrollment in each program is limited and competitive. Evaluation of the qualifications of each applicant and the final selections for admission are made by the admissions committee of each program, composed of program faculty and administration.

Required Degree:
You must have a bachelor’s degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution prior to Orientation in August. All applicants are required to present a minimum overall quality point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. For further information on how various grade point averages are calculated, see the Application Instructions published by Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) for the current admissions cycle.

Required Courses:
The following prerequisite course work must be completed by July 15 preceding the intended fall semester date of enrollment.  Required courses must be taken for letter grades. Credits for courses in which grades below “C-“ were received, are not accepted in fulfillment of the individual course prerequisites listed below.  

Biological Sciences:  14 hours minimum

Chemistry: 8 semester hours
Physics: 8 semester hours
Statistics: 1 course

Psychology: 1 course
Social sciences: 1 course
Highly recommended (not required) courses

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) is required. Scores must be sent using the UNMC Physical Therapy Education Program Institution Code 7752, and received by the application materials deadline.

NOTE: There are no formal requirements for volunteer, observation, or employment experiences in the field of physical therapy; however, as with all career choices, a broad exposure to the field is encouraged. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to professional development and service. Preference is given to Nebraska residents. Questions regarding residency status should be directed to the Office of Academic Records 402-559-6468.

Get complete application details on How to Apply.

Application Deadline

Curriculum


Other Admissions Tracks
See our pathway programs for additional admissions tracks.

For questions or clarification of requirements, contact Diane Landon by Email.

Admission Demographics

Application
Cycle

Applications
Received

Applicants
Accepted

 Entering
GPA Means

Entering
GRE Mean 

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

365

336

336

328

335

66

62

53

51

51

3.75

3.76

3.80

3.77

3.77

310

310

309

306

308*

 *Revised General Test Combined Verbal and Quantitative