Pre-Physical Therapy FAQ's

Does one of the recommendation letters for my DPT application need to be from a physical therapist?

Yes, some programs specifically require a recommendation letter from a physical therapist. Establish a good relationship with a physical therapist you are observing/shadowing so that they can write a strong letter for you.

Are there any special considerations for international students interested in applying to physical therapy programs?

Though US medical schools typically accept very few international students, the same trend is not necessarily the case for physical therapy programs.  Most programs provide specific instructions on their websites for international students who would like to apply.  For additional information:

Where can I find more information about pursuing a career in physical therapy?

More information about pursuing a career in physical therapy can be found by visiting the website of the organization listed below:

American Physical Therapy Association PTCAS (Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service)