Carroll University Physical Therapy Program
Office of Admission 100 N. East Avenue Waukesha WI 53186 United States
Phone+1 800.227.7655
Phone 2 +1 262.527.7220

This page is ONLY intended for college students who will be earning a bachelor’s degree outside of Carroll University. High school students and transfer students wishing to earn or have earned a Carroll bachelor’s degree should NOT apply using PTCAS and MUST contact Carroll University directly for information regarding guaranteed freshman-level of entry and the non-direct admission program.

Program Description

Carroll University is Wisconsin's Pioneer College founded in 1846 and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. At Carroll, you will enjoy the many educational benefits of Wisconsin's oldest institution of higher education. Carroll University is rich in tradition and boasts a well-earned reputation for academic excellence. A degree from Carroll will prepare you to meet the challenges of our ever-changing world. Carroll offers undergraduate, graduate and professional development studies and is located near downtown Waukesha, just minutes from Milwaukee.

The Carroll Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a three-year, full-time program and each entering class starts in the fall semester. The DPT program is designed to educate students to become licensed physical therapists who are prepared to provide compassionate, respectful care in a dynamic health environment and contribute to the profession and community. You'll be taught to provide best care, to be respectful of patient/client values, to ground your decisions in evidence-based proactive and clinical reasoning and to contribute to the profession and the community.

In addition to traditional course work, the Carroll University Physical Therapy Program offers students opportunities for simultaneous application of didactic knowledge and hands-on skills through the Teaching Laboratory Practicum (TLP). The Teaching Laboratory Practicum is an extension of the integrated nature of the Carroll University Physical Therapy Program???s commitment to hands-on, experiential learning. Clinical internships reflect this commitment as well. At Carroll, clinical internships begin after three and one-half semesters. Students then spend every other semester on full-time clinical internships culminating in the terminal internship, for a total of 35 weeks of clinical affiliations. Thus, clinical education within the Carroll University Physical Therapy Program is integrated throughout the curriculum through clinical internships and through the Teaching Laboratory Practicum, reflecting the active learning philosophy we emphasize.

Program Highlights:

* The Carroll University three-year (2017-2019) Physical Therapy Program licensure examination pass rate for the NPTE is 98.2%
* The six-month job placement rate is 99%
* Faculty academic advising and student peer mentoring
* 17:1 student to faculty ratio
* Required board exam prep class and comprehensive exam

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Yes
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian Church
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
Upon acceptance into the DPT Program, candidates must submit the required deposit and Intent to Enroll form by the deadline date included in their acceptance notification to secure their seat in the program.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
05/20/2021
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
80
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
80
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
48%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
52%
Sex
% Male
29%
% Female 
71%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
4%
% Asian
9%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
1%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
83%
% Two or More Races 
2%
Additional information about the class profile
Carroll University students are given preference. At least 60 of the 80 students admitted to the program will be Carroll University students. Carroll University will admit up to 20 students who will not earn a bachelor's degree at Carroll.  Wisconsin Lutheran College and Hawaii Pacific University students are given an advantage in the review process.
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