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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)

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Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in physical therapy from a regionally accredited college or university.

    Applicants who have graduated from a university outside the United States must provide an official physical therapy degree equivalency evaluation for admission. This evaluation report must state the physical therapy degree earned abroad is equivalent to the physical therapy degree in the United States. This evaluation will be paid for by the prospective student. We highly encourage you to speak to one of our enrollment counselors prior to ordering your credential evaluation report. The following are the only credentialing agencies accepted by the tDPT program in determining degree equivalency:

    Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT)
    International Consultants of Delaware (ICD)
    International Education Research Foundation, Inc (IERF)
    World Education Services (WES)
    International Credentialing Associates (ICA)
  2. Minimum physical therapy professional program grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.0 scale)
  3. Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended where a degree was conferred. Additional transcripts from graduate coursework not leading to a degree may be submitted for advanced credit consideration.
  4. Licensure as a physical therapist in one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or US Virgin Islands
  5. Recommendation letters from three professional colleagues. Recommendation letters should be addressed to the tDPT Admissions Committee and signed by the author of the recommendation letter. If the recommendation is in email form, a printed copy of the email including where the email originated (the author’s email address) and date sent should be seen on the printed copy.
  6. Expanded Portfolio. Click here for directions on how to complete the portfolio. Click here for a sample portfolio.
  7. ll students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T Still University.

    Written and spoken proficiency in the English language may be demonstrated by one of the following options:

    Option 1
    English is your first language.

    Option 2
    You are demonstrating your English proficiency by submitting acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

    Acceptable minimal scores for ASHS applications are:

    Paper based total score = 550
    ·     Minimum of 57 on Reading Skills section
    ·     Minimum of 61 on Writing Skills section
    Computer based total score = 213
    ·     Minimum of 22 on Reading Skills section
    ·     Minimum of 26 on Writing Skills section 

    Internet based total score = 80
    ·     Minimum of 22 on Reading Skills section
    ·     Minimum of 24 on Writing Skills section

    The TOEFL is administered by TOEFL/TSE Services, PO Box 6151, Princeton, NJ, 08541-6151, USA (609) 771-7100. Information is available on the Internet at A.T Still University’s institutional code is 0339.
    Please be sure to include this information when you submit your application packet.

    Educational Testing Services
    P.O. Box 6151
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
    (609) 771-7100

For further information, please call 1-877-469-2878 or e-mail