Pitt-Johnstown offers a pre-physical therapy advising program that guides students in their course selections. Students will be properly prepared for a graduate program in physical therapy and, at the same time, meet the requirements for graduation from Pitt-Johnstown.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program receives a large pool of applications. Approximately 400 students apply annually, and about 60 students are accepted. The average GPA of the admitted class is 3.5.
In the spring of their junior year, students usually begin looking at the different schools and learning about the programs. The application process takes place during the senior year. Most applications are due at the school some time between early October and later November. The student is responsible for completing the applications and requesting recommendations from faculty and the individuals who supervised their volunteer work.
For students admitted for Spring 2005 and later, new standards for relocation to the School of Arts and Sciences (Pittsburgh Campus) will be enforced. The new Arts and Sciences relocation requirements include:
1. Completion of 60 total credits (at least 45 of the 60 credits must be earned at Pitt-Johnstown) with a minimum GPA of 3.0,
2. Completion of the appropriate general education requirements for Arts and Sciences,
3. Declaration of a major at the time of relocation, and
4. Completion of the prerequisites for the declared major.
Stephen Kilpatrick, PhD