Applicants MUST simultaneously apply to the University through https://www2.calstate.edu/Apply, and the PT Department through the APTAs PTCAS website
* CSULB's DPT Program application dates are from October 1, 2020 ends January 15, 2021, whereas
* PTCAS application dates are from July 1, 2020 closes November 1, 2020.
Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended are sent directly to:
California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., BH 101
Long Beach, CA 90840
The last recommended test date is 10/01/2020.
To fulfill program's requirement pertaining to references:
Three recommendation letters are required.
1. Licensed Physical Therapist who has observed you in a clinic setting. For example, someone who has supervised you during your experience hours.
2. Academic Source can be any of the following: Professor in major or pre-requisite course, Academic counselor, Pre-PT advisor.
3. Supervisor/Employer preferred. If not able, the third letter must be from licensed physical therapist who has supervised you during your experience hours or an academic source.
* A variety of inpatient and outpatient experiences are recommended.
* A minimum of 100 hours is required but the applicant can receive credit for up to 400 hours
* A minimum of 1 site is required but the applicant can receive credit for up to 4 different sites
* Having more than 400 hours and/or 4 sites will not negatively affect the applicant's score.
General Science prerequisites must have been completed in the last 10 years, except Human Anatomy and Physiology must have been completed in the last 5 years at the time of application.
A minimum of 3.00 is required for cumulative and pre-requisite GPAs.
Please see our website, www.csulb.edu/pt, for more details.
Send original foreign transcripts, Canadian transcripts, and TOEFL results to the Center for International Education, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd.,BH 201, Long Beach, CA 90840. https://www.cpie.csulb.edu/International/about.aspx?pID=245. Non-native English speakers must earn a TOEFL score >/= 80 (computer exam) or a GRE Analytical Writing score >/=4 for admission to the University if you obtained your Bachelor's degree from a non-U.S. university. Please note that all pre-requisite coursework must be completed in the U.S.