Welcome to the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service Programs Directory!

The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Services (PTCAS) is a centralized application service that streamlines the admissions process for many PT programs. Carefully review the PTCAS Directory pages by clicking the ‘List of Programs’ link above to view important program-specific admission requirements and descriptions.
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Visit the PTCAS community feed to review the latest updates and resources from PTCAS Programs and PTCAS staff. To review program specific updates, please visit the community feed listed on individual program’s pages.
  • Simmons University, shared an update
    Posted3 hours and 34 minutes AGO
    Due to COVID-19, telehealth observation hours will be accepted for the Summer 2021 application cycle. Additionally, for any student who is unable to document a minimum of 30 observation hours by May 1 can submit a brief essay addressing the below prompts. This should be no longer than 500 words and can be emailed to snhs@simmons.edu. One of the reasons we require observation hours is for students to obtain a better understanding of the breadth of physical therapy. This will hopefully help you to gain some of this knowledge. In lieu of observation hours, please: 1) Reflect about why you desire to become a PT; 2) Research the various types of practice a PT can engage in, and describe the similarities and differences between at least 3 different practice settings. (This does not mean 3 different outpatient clinics.) Please provide references and working links to Web sites for your research; 3) Write a short paragraph about 2 things you didn't know about physical therapy or what PTs do.
    Due to COVID-19, telehealth observation hours will be accepted for the Summer 2021 application cycle. Additionally, for any student who is unable to document a minimum of 30 observation hours by May 1 can submit a brief essay addressing the below prompts. This should be no longer than 500 words and can be emailed to snhs@simmons.edu. One of the reasons we require observation hours is for students to obtain a better understanding of the breadth of physical therapy. This will hopefully help you to gain some of this knowledge. In lieu of observation hours, please: 1) Reflect about why you desire to become a PT; 2) Research the various types of practice a PT can engage in, and describe the similarities and differences between at least 3 different practice settings. (This does not mean 3 different outpatient clinics.) Please provide references and working links to Web sites for your research; 3) Write a short paragraph about 2 things you didn't know about physical therapy or what PTs do.
  • Anderson University , shared an update
    Posted10 days AGO
    Please note the CASPer test is now required for our DPT program. Go to: https://takecasper.com/ to register for this test. This exam may be taken on your home computer as long as you have a webcam available. When you register, be sure to indicate that you want your scores reported to Anderson University. The cost of this test is $25 plus $12 for each school you want your scores reported to.
    Please note the CASPer test is now required for our DPT program. Go to: https://takecasper.com/ to register for this test. This exam may be taken on your home computer as long as you have a webcam available. When you register, be sure to indicate that you want your scores reported to Anderson University. The cost of this test is $25 plus $12 for each school you want your scores reported to.
  • Northeastern University, shared an update
    Posted13 days AGO
    Coffee Break Sessions with Northeastern University DPT Students and Faculty
    
    Hello Everyone from the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences. We welcome prospective students to join us at our virtual Coffee Break Sessions to speak to our faculty and students that will be taking place over the coming months leading to up to our October 1st deadline for applications. 
    
    
    Friday, July 24th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students)
    
    Friday, July 31st 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Thursday, August 20th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty)
    
    Friday, August 28th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    Friday, September 18th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Friday, September 25th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    
    Please reach out to Academic Assistant Matthew Messier at 
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU
     to make your reservation and a link will be sent to you accordingly.
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research.
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU
    Coffee Break Sessions with Northeastern University DPT Students and Faculty
    
    Hello Everyone from the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences. We welcome prospective students to join us at our virtual Coffee Break Sessions to speak to our faculty and students that will be taking place over the coming months leading to up to our October 1st deadline for applications. 
    
    
    Friday, July 24th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students)
    
    Friday, July 31st 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Thursday, August 20th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty)
    
    Friday, August 28th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    Friday, September 18th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Friday, September 25th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    
    Please reach out to Academic Assistant Matthew Messier at 
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU
     to make your reservation and a link will be sent to you accordingly.
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research.
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU
  • PostedFriday, July 3, 2020 at 12:48 PM
    We are excited to announce that as of July 1, 2020, we are now Messiah University!
    We are excited to announce that as of July 1, 2020, we are now Messiah University!
  • Shenandoah University, shared an update
    PostedThursday, July 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM
    We have a new contact email address for all SUPT applicants to use when contacting us regarding admissions: dptadmissions@su.edu. Please use that for all correspondence as our Primary Admissions Coordinator is retiring on July 17, 2020
    We have a new contact email address for all SUPT applicants to use when contacting us regarding admissions: dptadmissions@su.edu. Please use that for all correspondence as our Primary Admissions Coordinator is retiring on July 17, 2020
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About PTCAS

The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple DPT programs.

Visit the PTCAS Applicant Help Center and directory pages before you apply. The 2018-2019 application is now open. 

If a disability prevents you from accessing the application, email PTCAS or call 617/612-2040.