Thomas Jefferson University Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy Office of Admissions 130 South 9th Street, Suite 100 Philadelphia PA 19107 United States

This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information. Do not apply using PTCAS. 

"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

Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University!

Physical therapy is a dynamic and fulfilling career that is projected to grow as a profession in today's evolving healthcare environment. The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Thomas Jefferson University prides itself on a number of unique attributes that make it an ideal institution to meet the educational needs and career goals of our students. 

Thomas Jefferson University is an excellent academic medical center located in a dynamic urban setting within an expanding health care system. You will learn within a highly ranked program from faculty who are committed to excellence in education, research, and community and professional service. The faculty achieves our educational mission through a variety methods that prepare graduating students to practice in tomorrow's healthcare environment. 

At Jefferson, you will have the opportunity to: 

* Learn through the use of medical simulation, standardized patients, and integrated experiential learning activities.

* Participate in inter-professional education with students from other healthcare professions in state-of-the-art educational environments.

* Promote health equity through involvement in a variety of community service activities including our pro-bono clinics.

* Engage with faculty who are dedicated to facilitating your professional development.

The DPT program is a three year (9 semester) full -time program. The curriculum is built upon a strong basic science foundation with emphasis on evidence-based physical therapy practice, integrated part-time experiential learning activities, and 36 weeks of full-time clinical education. Graduates are prepared to apply scientific knowledge, humanistic values, and critical reasoning though a systematic approach to patient care.

A Thomas Jefferson University education moves students beyond the skills and facts of physical therapy to becoming practitioners who can be responsive within the dynamic healthcare environment. Through ongoing professional development across the curriculum, students demonstrate professionalism by respecting the rights and dignity of patients, acting in a trustworthy manner, maintaining and promoting high standards for physical therapy practice, education, service and research.

Please contact us should you have any questions regarding our programs.

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with the PT degree
Exercise Science to Doctor of Physical Therapy (3+3). 
Earn your Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and your Doctor of Physical Therapy in an accelerated program in less time than it would take to complete both degrees separately. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination.
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
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Additional Information about Deposit
Enrollment deposits are non-refundable. Deposit amount will be credited towards the students tuition. 
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Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
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Additional information about the class profile
A portion of the class will be made up of students who are enrolled via our 3+3 high school applicant program.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No