Many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and requirements due to circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic response at WesternU. Any references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions must be read in light of social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WesternU has implemented remote teaching and learning across all campuses and only essential personnel are on campus at this time. Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, you should have met the following requirements.

Bachelors or Masters degree

  • Earned a Bachelors or Masters degree from an institution accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • All coursework taken from non-U.S. institutions (including Canada) must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation

Physical Therapy License

  • You need to be licensed to practice physical therapy in the United States

Access to a Computer Meeting Minimum Technical Standards

Proof of Legal U.S. Residency – If Required

  • International applicants, or any other applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who are living in the U.S., must provide proof of legal U.S. residency prior to matriculation.

International Students: 
We do not require a separate application or fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the prerequisite and application requirements as outlined. If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our International Student Services (ISS) staff are available to help you. Visit the ISS website to learn more.

Preparing And Submitting Your Application

You have three opportunities to enter the DPT Post–Professional program; one in the fall, one in the spring, and one in the summer. You may apply at any time and will then register and begin class at the start of the next available entry term. We are happy to answer your questions as you navigate through the process, so please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help.

Not sure if you want to apply yet?
Take a class before formally applying to the program to get a feel for what to expect. Should you enter the program at a later stage, that course can count toward your doctoral credit hours. This opportunity is not available for foreign-trained physical therapists. Read our FAQs or contact Carrie Rogers for more information.

Ready to apply?
The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions guiding you through the application process.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate through the application process,and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions

Application Process

Many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and requirements due to circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic response at WesternU. Any references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions must be read in light of social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WesternU has implemented remote teaching and learning across all campuses and only essential personnel are on campus at this time. Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, you should have met the following requirements.

Bachelors or Masters degree

  • Earned a Bachelors or Masters degree from an institution accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • All coursework taken from non-U.S. institutions (including Canada) must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation

Physical Therapy License

  • You need to be licensed to practice physical therapy in the United States

Access to a Computer Meeting Minimum Technical Standards

Proof of Legal U.S. Residency – If Required

  • International applicants, or any other applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who are living in the U.S., must provide proof of legal U.S. residency prior to matriculation.

International Students: 
We do not require a separate application or fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the prerequisite and application requirements as outlined. If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our International Student Services (ISS) staff are available to help you. Visit the ISS website to learn more.

Preparing And Submitting Your Application

You have three opportunities to enter the DPT Post–Professional program; one in the fall, one in the spring, and one in the summer. You may apply at any time and will then register and begin class at the start of the next available entry term. We are happy to answer your questions as you navigate through the process, so please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help.

Not sure if you want to apply yet?
Take a class before formally applying to the program to get a feel for what to expect. Should you enter the program at a later stage, that course can count toward your doctoral credit hours. This opportunity is not available for foreign-trained physical therapists. Read our FAQs or contact Carrie Rogers for more information.

Ready to apply?
The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions guiding you through the application process.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate through the application process,and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions