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
Alvernia University
100
American International College
20
Anderson University
40
Andrews University
80
Angelo State University
50
Arcadia University
0
Arkansas State University
0
Army-Baylor University
100
AT Still University of Health Sciences
30
Augusta University (formerly known as Georgia Regents University)
100
Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Jan 2021)
100
Baylor University (for class beginning in Jan 2021)
0 100
Bellarmine University
25 50
Belmont University
50
Boston University
30
Bradley University
40 100
Brenau University
40
Briar Cliff University
60 200
California State University, Fresno
100 500
California State University, Long Beach
100
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Sacramento
100
Campbell University
50
Carroll University
45
Central Michigan University
50
Chapman University (for class beginning fall 2021)
40
Chapman University (for class beginning summer 2021)
40
Chatham University
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
Columbia University
75 100
Concordia University - Saint Paul
100
Concordia University Wisconsin
40
Creighton University
60
D'Youville College
60
Daemen College
60
Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center
40
DeSales University
40
Dominican College of Blauvelt
60 100
Drexel University
50 100
Duke University
100
Duquesne University
100
East Carolina University
100 100
East Tennessee State University
0
Eastern Washington University
75 75
Elon University
100
Emory & Henry College
40
Emory University
100 100+
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
20 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
50
Hampton University
40
Hardin-Simmons University
100 250
Harding University
100
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
Kean University
Langston University
50
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
80
Marquette University
0 120
Marshall University
30
Marymount University
40 40
Maryville University of Saint Louis
20
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
40 100
MCPHS University
10 10
Medical University of South Carolina
40
Mercer University
40
Mercy College
40 80
Messiah University - Doctor in Physical Therapy Program
50 50
Methodist University
100
MGH Institute of Health Professions
10
Midwestern University - Downers Grove
100+
Midwestern University - Glendale
60
Misericordia University
50
Missouri State University
50 50
Mount Saint Mary’s University
120
Mount St. Joseph University
30
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University
40
Nazareth College of Rochester
40
New York Institute of Technology
50 300
New York Medical College
50 100+
New York University
24 24
Northeastern University
40
Northern Arizona University
0 100
Northern Illinois University
50
Northwestern University
100
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale
100 100
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa Bay (Blended 4-Year Program)
150
Oakland University
0
Ohio State University
40 40 or more
Ohio University
40
Oklahoma City University
48
Old Dominion University
45
Pacific University
100
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Suwanee - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Plymouth State University
Quinnipiac University
Radford University
40 >100
Regis University
0
Rockhurst University
0 60
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions - (for the classes beginning in summer and fall)
100 100
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
40 80
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Blackwood/South)
0 250
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus)
300
Sacred Heart University
50
Sage Colleges, The
40
Saint Francis University
80
Saint Louis University
30
Samford University
30
Samuel Merritt University
40
Seton Hall University
50
Shenandoah University
40
Simmons University
30
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
50
South College - January Cohort
50
South College - June Cohort
50
Southwest Baptist University
40 40
Springfield College
10 25
St. Ambrose University
0 25
St. Catherine University
60 120
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Stockton University
Stony Brook University
100 100
Temple University
20+
Tennessee State University
40 As many hours in as many settings as possible
Texas State University
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
100 500
Texas Woman's University
80 200+
Thomas Jefferson University
50
Touro College (Bayshore/Manhattan)
50
Touro University Nevada
100
Trine University
40
Tufts University
0 40
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
40
University of Alabama at Birmingham
40
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
60
University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University
100
University of Central Arkansas
30
University of Central Florida
50
University of Cincinnati
50
University of Colorado
45
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
40
University of Kansas Medical Center
40
University of Kentucky
50
University of Lynchburg
80 100
University of Mary
40
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
80 200
University of Maryland - Baltimore
100
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore
50
University of Miami
100
University of Michigan - Flint
30 100
University of Montana - Missoula
80
University of Mount Union
80
University of Nebraska Medical Center
0
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
50
University of New England
University of New Mexico
45
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Dakota
60 60
University of North Florida
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
150
University of Pittsburgh - DPT/PhD in Bioengineering Program
150
University of Puget Sound
100
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 > 150
University of St Augustine for Health Sciences - Flex Program (Choose from 3 campuses)
80
University of St Augustine for Health Sciences - Residential Program (Choose from 4 campuses)
80
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
1
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
50
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 Incarnate Word
50
University of the Pacific
50
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
University of Toledo
University of Utah
100
University of Vermont
University of Washington
50 100-200
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
40
University of Wisconsin-Madison
40
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
40
Utica College
40
Virginia Commonwealth University
45
Walsh University
30
Washington University in St Louis
0
Wayne State University
0
West Coast University
40
West Virginia University
60
Western Carolina University
32 132
Western Kentucky University
0 100
Western Michigan University
Western University of Health Sciences
60
Wheeling University
80 80
Wichita State University
20
Widener University
40 80
William Carey University
20
Wingate University
50
Winston-Salem State University
50 100
Youngstown State University
40