California State University, Northridge Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy Jacaranda Hall RM 1537 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge CA 91330-8411 United States
Phone+1 818.677.2203
Email PT@csun.edu
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Program Description
Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy at California State University, Northridge offering an entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree. CSUN's Physical Therapy program is proud of its over forty-five year history of graduating outstanding Physical Therapists who serve the public in the State of California and throughout the United States. CSUN's PT program has maintained accreditation throughout its history. We have continued accreditation and recently were revisited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education for review. Our Graduation Rate is 91% and an average of 99% pass rate on the Board Exam. One hundred percent of our students are employed within 6 months.

Physical therapists are licensed medical professionals who provide services aimed at preventing the onset and/or slowing the progression of conditions resulting from injury, disease, and other causes. There are more than 120,000 licensed physical therapists in the US practicing in a variety of settings.

Our full time, 3 year program begins in the Fall (late August) of each year; we only accept students in the Fall. Acceptance into the DPT program requires a Bachelor's Degree prior to beginning the first semester of courses. The Bachelor's Degree may be in any field (except Physical Therapy) and from any accredited college or university, as long as the other CSUN admissions requirements are fulfilled. Students should select and complete a major in which they have an interest and in which they can also make progress in completing the prerequisite courses for Physical Therapy. A Master’s degree is not required to apply.

Please explore our website at www.csun.edu/health-human-development/physical-therapy for detailed information about our program, including the list of our DPT curriculum on our PT Department Brochure. You should plan to attend one of the regularly scheduled Group Advisement Sessions (Please see Group Advisement Schedule on our webpage). The PTCAS essay is not required for our program but may be reviewed if submitted. Interviews are not conducted as part of the Admissions process.

Although CSUN does not have an interview process, all forms of communications with the department, including emails and phone calls, will be taken into consideration when evaluating applications, regardless of status.

Qualities of interest: Professionalism, Competence, Good Attitude, Well-Mannered, etc.

Thank you for your interest in the Program. We look forward to hearing from you!
General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Additional information about interviews
Although CSUN does not have an interview process, all forms of communications with the department, including emails and phone calls, will be taken into consideration when evaluating applications, regardless of status. Qualities of interest: Professionalism, Competence, Good Attitude, Well-Mannered, etc.
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
No
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
32
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
32
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
100%
Sex
% Male
62%
% Female 
38%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
10%
% Asian
28%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
1%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
6%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
42%
% Two or More Races 
10%
% Declining to State 
10%
Additional information about the class profile
Program DOES NOT give any preference to IN-STATE or OUT-OF-STATE applicants or applicants who are currently enrolled within the university.
Minority-Serving Institution
Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)
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