Messiah University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
One University Avenue Suite 3060 Mechanicsburg PA 17055 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

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.

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.

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
  • 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
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
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?
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
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Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No