Belmont University School of Physical Therapy
1900 Belmont Boulevard Nashville TN 37212 United States
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"This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS."

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Program Description

Belmont University is preparing outstanding clinical doctors in physical therapy. Our graduates have established successful practices in a wide range of specialty areas of practice encompassing the growing health profession of physical therapy. These individuals have established a reputation of excellence for the School of Physical Therapy, demonstrating the exceptional benefits you will gain as a Belmont student.

The Physical Therapy faculty at Belmont have earned the highest degrees in the fields of their expertise and across the faculty, advanced specialty certifications are held in the areas of sports, orthopedic, cardiopulmonary. geriatric, neurologic and clinical electrophysiologic PT. Ongoing research is an important responsibility for faculty in the School of Physical Therapy, but at Belmont, teaching is the top priority of your professors. Your learning takes precedence over all else with an individual connection to faculty members that enhances the learning experience, enriches mentoring opportunities, and facilitates academic advising.

As a physical therapy student at Belmont, you will be challenged with a rigorous academic program that is built on a strong science foundation and parallels the medical model of instruction. You will be prepared to practice physical therapy as an entry-level generalist and equipped to stay ahead of the constant changes in healthcare. Your classroom and laboratory education at Belmont is augmented with 39 weeks of clinical experience designed to provide hands-on practice with patients in all areas of physical therapy, including acute care, rehabilitation care, and outpatient settings, among others. These opportunities are available nationwide and internationally.

The School of Physical Therapy is housed in McWhorter Hall, part of a health sciences complex that includes all of the schools in the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing - Exercise Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Social Work and Physical Therapy - and the College of Pharmacy. The well-equipped facility provides laboratories for motion analysis, cardiopulmonary, orthopedics and neuromuscular assessment, as well as physiologic research. In addition, the School of Physical Therapy has a gross anatomy lab for cadaver dissection in anatomy courses.

The School of Physical Therapy enrolls an entering class of 60 students once each year in the fall. Applications are accepted through PTCAS beginning in July of the year prior to desired enrollment. Candidates are considered upon completion of their application file with selected students invited for a personal interview to complete the process. The entering class is generally filled by January or February with a wait list created to serve additional candidates as space may be available.

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
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Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews
Selected applicants will be invited on a competitive basis to come to Nashville for a personal interview and program presentation on Belmont's campus on one of three interview dates for early, regular and late admission. Candidates will have opportunity to meet faculty, administrators and current students to learn more about the benefits of Belmont's DPT program. On-campus interviews are required for admissions consideration.
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is credited to first semester tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
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Incoming Class Profile
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Additional information about the class profile
Program gives preference to applicants who are currently enrolled as an undergraduate at Belmont University through the 3+3 program.  For more information go to
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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