PT Observation Requirements by Program

Review the PTCAS instructions to properly report your PT observation or work experience.

Carefully review the program pages for important information about the PT observation requirements. PTCAS does not determine if you have completed the appropriate number of hours for a particular program.

   PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
   PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
   PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
  PT hours are not required but are considered
   PT hours are not required or considered
   Other
PT Observation Hours
Program Name Required Minimum Recommended
AdventHealth University
0
Alabama State University
40
Allen College (for class beginning in January 2022)
Allen College (for class beginning in January 2023)
0
Alvernia University
100
American International College
20
Anderson University
40
Andrews University
80
Angelo State University
50
Arcadia University
0
Arkansas College of Health Education
0 20
Arkansas State University
0
Army-Baylor University
100
AT Still University of Health Sciences
30
Augusta University
100
Augustana University
0
Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Jan 2023)
100
Baylor University (for class beginning in Jan 2023)
0 100
Bellarmine University
25
Bellin College
8 50
Belmont University
50
Boston University
30
Bowling Green State University
40
Bradley University
40 100
Brenau University
40
Briar Cliff University
40
California State University, Fresno
100 500
California State University, Long Beach
100
California State University, Northridge
200
California State University, Sacramento
100
Campbell University
25 50
Carlow University
0
Carroll University
0 16
Central Michigan University
50
Chapman University (Fall Start Date)
40
Chapman University (Summer Start Date)
40
Charleston Southern University
0
Chatham University
0
Clarke University
30
Clarkson University
50
Cleveland State University
0 0
College of Saint Mary
50
College of St Scholastica
College of Staten Island, (CUNY)
100
Colorado Mesa University
40
Columbia University
75 100
Concordia University - Saint Paul
100
Concordia University Ann Arbor
40
Concordia University Wisconsin
0 40
Concordia University Wisconsin Bridge DPT
0 40
Creighton University - Omaha
60
Creighton University - Phoenix
60
Daemen University
60
Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center
25
DeSales University
40
Dominican University New York
60 100
Drexel University
0 50
Duke University
100
Duquesne University
100
D'Youville University
60
East Carolina University
100 0
East Tennessee State University
0
Eastern Washington University
Elon University
Emory & Henry College
40
Emory University
50 100
Faulkner University
30
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
30 60
Florida Gulf Coast University
10
Florida International University
60 100
Florida Southern College
25
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University - Doctor of Physical Therapy
60 > 100
Franklin Pierce University (AZ)
40
Franklin Pierce University (NH)
40
Gannon University - Erie
0 200
Gannon University - Ruskin
100
George Fox University
200
George Washington University
70
Georgia Southern University
75
Georgia State University
80 80
Governors State University
Grand Valley State University
20
Hampton University
40
Hanover College
0 50
Harding University
100
Hardin-Simmons University
100 250
Hawaii Pacific University
0 50
High Point University
0 100
Howard University
200 1000
Husson University
20
Idaho State University
80 80
Indiana State University
60
Indiana University - School of Health & Human Sciences
40
Indiana Wesleyan University
80
Kean University
0 0
Langston University
50
Lincoln Memorial University
45
Loma Linda University
80
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus
36
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
60
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport
60
Marist College - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
40
Marquette University
0 120
Marshall University
30
Marymount University
0 40
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
0 100
MCPHS University
10 10
Medical University of South Carolina
0 40
Mercer University
40
Mercy College
0
Messiah University
20 20
Methodist University
0 100
MGH Institute of Health Professions
0
Midwestern University - Downers Grove
30
Midwestern University - Glendale
30
Misericordia University
50
Missouri State University
50 50
Moravian University
Mount Saint Mary’s University
100
Mount St. Joseph University
30
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University
40
Nazareth College of Rochester
40
Neumann University
50
New York Institute of Technology
100 300
New York Medical College
50 100+
New York University
24 24
North Central College (for start date Jan 2023)
0 0
North Central College (for start date Jan 2024)
0 0
Northeastern University
40
Northern Arizona University
0 100
Northern Illinois University
30
Northwestern University
100
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale
0 0
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa Bay (Blended 4-Year Program)
0 0
Oakland University
0
Ohio State University
40 40
Ohio University
0
Oklahoma City University
48
Old Dominion University
40
Oregon State University - Cascades
40
Oregon Tech
0
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
0 100
Pacific University
100
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Suwanee - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Plymouth State University
0
Quinnipiac University
Radford University
40 >100
Rasmussen University – Minnesota (Jan 2023 start, Hybrid)
0
Regis University
0
Rockhurst University
0 60
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (Summer & Fall)
100 100
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
40 80
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus)
300
Sacred Heart University
50
Sage Colleges, The
40
Saint Francis University
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Louis University
0
Samford University
30
Samuel Merritt University
0
Seton Hall University
25
Seton Hill University
80
Shenandoah University
40
Simmons University
30
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
50
South College
50
South College- Atlanta Campus
50 50
Southwest Baptist University
0 40
Spalding University
40
Springfield College
10 25
St. Ambrose University
0 25
St. Catherine University
0 60
St. John's University
100
State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University
50
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Stockton University
Stony Brook University
50 50
SUNY Binghamton University
0
Temple University
0 20+
Tennessee State University
40 As many hours in as many settings as possible
Texas State University
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
50
Texas Woman's University
80
The University of New Mexico
20
Thomas Jefferson University
0 50
Touro College (Manhattan/Long Island)
50
Touro University Nevada
100
Trine University
40
Tufts University - Boston, MA
0 40
Tufts University - Phoenix, AZ (June 2022 start date)
0 40
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
40
University of Alabama at Birmingham
20 0
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
0 60
University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University
0 100
University of Central Arkansas
0 30
University of Central Florida
0 50
University of Cincinnati
50
University of Colorado
0 0
University of Dayton
40
University of Delaware
50
University of Evansville
60
University of Findlay
40 40
University of Florida
40 100-300
University of Hartford
10 25
University of Illinois at Chicago
40 100+
University of Indianapolis
0
University of Iowa
0 50
University of Jamestown
0 0
University of Kansas Medical Center
0
University of Kentucky
0 50
University of Louisiana Monroe
30
University of Lynchburg
80 100
University of Mary
40
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
80
University of Maryland - Baltimore
50
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore
50
University of Miami
100
University of Michigan - Flint
0 100
University of Montana - Missoula
80
University of Mount Union
40
University of Nebraska Medical Center
0
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
100
University of New England
0 40
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Dakota
0 60
University of North Florida
0 80
University of North Georgia
100
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
0
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
0 40
University of Pittsburgh
0 150
University of Pittsburgh - DPT/PhD in Bioengineering Program
50 150
University of Puget Sound
0 50
University of Rhode Island
30 60+
University of Saint Mary
0
University of Scranton
30
University of South Alabama
50
University of South Carolina
0 50
University of South Dakota
50
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
150
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Austin, TX
80
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Dallas, TX
80
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Miami, FL
80
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - San Marcos, CA
80
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - St. Augustine, FL
80
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
0
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
25
University of Texas at El Paso
50
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The
50
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The
80 100
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The - Bridge PTA to DPT Program
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
0 250
University of the Cumberlands
20
University of the Incarnate Word
50
University of the Pacific
50
University of Toledo
University of Utah
100
University of Vermont
University of Washington
25 100-200
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
0
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
0
University of Wisconsin-Madison
0
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
0
Utica University
0 0
Virginia Commonwealth University
45
Walsh University
0
Washington University in St. Louis
0
Wayne State University
0
West Coast University
40
West Virginia University
60
Western Carolina University
0 120
Western Kentucky University
35 0
Western Michigan University
0
Western University of Health Sciences - California
60
Western University of Health Sciences - Oregon
Wheeling University
80 80
Whitworth University
50
Wichita State University
20
Widener University
40
William Carey University
0
Wingate University
0 50
Winston-Salem State University
50 100
Youngstown State University
40