Messiah University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
One University Avenue Suite 3060 Mechanicsburg PA 17055 United States
Phone+1 717.796.5061
Phone 2 +1 717.796.1800 x2625
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CAPTE Candidate
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Effective October 31, 2018, Messiah College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE): 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 717-796-1800 ext. 3339 or email Dr. Karl Bergmann, DPT program director, at kbergmann@messiah.edu. Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.

"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."

Program Description

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Messiah University is designed to successfully prepare you for the National Physical Therapy Examination to become a licensed physical therapist and to serve in a variety of professional settings.

Effective October 31, 2018, Messiah University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE): 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia, 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 717-796-1800 ext. 3339 or email Dr. Karl Bergmann, DPT program director, at kbergmann@messiah.edu. Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.

Program Details:
* A 110-credit program that can be completed in eight semesters.

* A cohort-learning model.

* A state-of-the-art, 32,000 square-foot educational facility custom-designed for physical therapy (PT).

* A program that incorporates community service, cultural relevancy and global engagement.

* International collaboration with healthcare facilities across the globe using Skype communication, instructional modules and the opportunity to serve and learn on missions trips.

* The academic distinction of a nationally ranked, accredited private Christian university. Messiah University is the first institution within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic Region to offer a graduate program in PT.

* Faculty who are experienced Christian educators, PT professionals and accomplished scholars who will take time to mentor you in your education, faith and career.

* Networking and partnership opportunities with the local PT community.

The DPT program is located in Winding Hill, a newly renovated, state-of-the-art educational center. The facility includes an exercise lab, cadaver lab, musculoskeletal lab, pediatric lab and full-size apartment for activities of daily living.

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
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Christian
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews
  • Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and students who have their applications verified and meet our admissions requirements will be invited to interview.
  • Interviews will be conducted on-campus and will be in a group interview
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
We are a rolling admissions institution. A non-refundable $500 deposit is required as a part of our admissions process. This non-refundable deposit is not a fee and will be applied directly toward your tuition and fees when matriculating into the program.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
12/01/2021
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
36
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
36
Contacts
  • Halima Krugh
    Primary Contact
    Graduate Enrollment Counselor
    +1 717.796.1800 x2625