Admission to the Program

Admissions Requirements

Enrollment in each program is limited and competitive. The admissions committee of each program, composed of program faculty and administration, evaluates the qualifications of each applicant and makes the final selections for admission.

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

Required course work graded Pass/ Fail or credit obtained by CLEP Examination or Advanced Placement (AP) will not be accepted for any of the listed prerequisites.

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 Academic and Student Affairs by Email.

Admission Demographics

Application
Cycle

Applications
Received

Applicants
Accepted

 Entering
GPA Ranges

Entering
GRE Mean*
Ranges

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

408

365

336

336

328

66

66

62

53

51

4.00 – 3.07

4.00 – 3.35

4.00 – 3.39

4.00 – 3.54

3.99 - 3.16

331 - 280

334 - 287

335 - 283

337 - 284

333 - 280

 *General Test Combined Verbal and Quantitative Scores