Admission Requirements: Physical Therapy, D.P.T.

Thank for your interest in the Physical Therapy, D.P.T. program.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Admissions Committee reviews completed applications, and invites qualified applicants for an interview. The D.P.T. committee then renders a final admission decision.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, please note the following New York Tech Program in Physical Therapy revised admissions requirements:

  • For incoming graduate students, students will be required to submit a PTCAS application in the 2023–2024 application cycle with a minimum of 100 volunteer/observation hours of volunteer or paid experience under the direct supervision of a physical therapist.
  • Applicants will be considered for admission to the program without completion of all prerequisites; however, final acceptance will be contingent on successful completion of all required courses.
  • Online course credits will be accepted for all courses for 2020 and spring 2021 only.
  • Grades of Pass/Fail will be accepted for courses taken in spring 2020 only.
  • Students are advised to opt out of P/F, not only to offer an accurate evaluation of their ability to meet the academic demands of the D.P.T. curriculum, but also in the event the student chooses to apply to residency or other graduate programs outside of physical therapy.


  • Bachelor's or master's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Academic record that includes a balance of coursework in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, including competency in English writing
  • Science and math grades of C+ or higher in the following areas:
    • Two courses in general chemistry with lab
    • Two courses in general physics with lab
    • Two courses in general biology with lab, not botany
    • One course in general/introductory psychology
    • One additional course in psychology. One course in college algebra, trigonometry, or precalculus
    • One course in statistics
    • One course in human physiology with lab OR Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs

In addition to academic requirements, you must also meet the Technical Standards for the physical therapy program.

Please note that this is a full-time, day program with a limited number of evening and Saturday classes required. The professional phase of the program begins in May of each year.

The New York Tech PT program does not award or grant advanced standing under any circumstances. All courses in the curriculum must be completed within the program.

Application Materials

  • Proof of hours (100 hours is required; 300 hours is recommended) of volunteer or paid experience under the direct supervision of a physical therapist. It is strongly encouraged that applicants have more than the minimum number of hours completed at a variety of locations.
  • Essay detailing your desire to pursue physical therapy as a career.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a licensed physical therapist. All recommendations must be within the last six months.
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree.

Additional International student requirements

Our D.P.T. program is very competitive and many of our accepted applicants far exceed our admission criteria. Please see below for admittance and yield statistics from the last few years:

Start Date Applied Accepted Enrolled
Summer 2022 448 114 39
Summer 2021 490 118 42
Summer 2020 441 99 42
Summer 2019 478 58 40
Summer 2018 649 54 42
Summer 2017 674 68 43

Learn more about our academic standards and progression criteria


Soft Deadline: October 15, 2022
Firm Deadline: December 15, 2022

As per the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS), "For the upcoming 2022–2023 application cycle, the decision has been made to eliminate the early decision process for applicants and participating D.P.T. education programs in PTCAS."


Submit your application through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Specific instructions related to the application process can be found on the PTCAS website. NYIT admits students on a rolling admissions basis. Applications and decisions will be reviewed and qualified applicants accepted as they are received. Please be mindful that it may take PTCAS a few weeks to verify documents prior to releasing them to us. We strongly recommend submitting your application early or through early decision.

View the Combined B.S./D.P.T. Admission Requirements


If you have questions about the program, contact Admissions Coordinator, Dr. Rosemary Gallagher, PT, DPT at, or Ms. Maria Severance at

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