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University of South Carolina Physical Therapy Program
Blatt PE Center 1300 Wheat St Department of Exercise Science Arnold School of Public Health Columbia SC 29208 United States
Phone+1 803.777.5521
Fax+1 803.777.0486
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Latest Updates
  • University of South Carolina, shared an update
    PostedMonday, March 22, 2021 at 9:32 AM
    The ongoing pandemic has not altered any application requirements for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of South Carolina. Inability to obtain observation hours is not negatively held against the applicant.
    The ongoing pandemic has not altered any application requirements for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of South Carolina. Inability to obtain observation hours is not negatively held against the applicant.
Program Description

The Physical Therapy Program at the University of South Carolina offers students a unique opportunity to develop clinical physical therapy skills in an intimate learning environment. The small size of our enrollment (up to 30) allows students to have a number of opportunities such as: small labs and individualized instruction, completing a clinically relevant research project, and teaching opportunities. Our graduates have consistently scored above average on the license exam and have a reputation of success and being leaders in the profession.

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with the PT degree
PhD in Exercise Science with a focus in Rehabilitation Sciences is an option for our DPT graduates.
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$750 + 18.75 credit card fee
Additional Information about Deposit
This is a seat deposit, the full amount minus the credit card fee is credited to first semester tuition payment. If you do not enroll, the deposit is non-refundable.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2023
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$85676
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$126821
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
30
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
38%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
62%
Sex
% Male
44%
% Female 
56%
Race/Ethnicity
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
94%
% Two or More Races 
3%
Additional information about the class profile
Program DOES NOT give preference to applicants who are currently enrolled within the university or who are in-state residents; all applicants are reviewed based on merits of application.  Students may be able to obtain in-state residency after one year in the program, restrictions apply.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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Founded1999
Employees1 to 25
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