Walsh University Physical Therapy Program
Physical Therapy Program 2020 East Maple Street North Canton OH 44720 United States

"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


The Walsh University Physical Therapy program is committed to providing an educational program that both challenges and enhances a student's ability to learn through a student-centered, values-based teaching environment that focuses on clinical-decision making, evidence based practice, professionalism and service to the wider community.

The Walsh University Physical Therapy curriculum, an intensive three-year (8 semester) program, including summers, leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  A variety of active learning strategies are implemented to enhance student learning and critical thinking.  Coursework builds upon a foundation of basic sciences and problem-solving skills integrated through a series of practice-based courses centered on major body systems.  Productive scholarship and licensure preparation are also keystone components to the program.  Upon successful completion of the academic and clinical components of the curriculum, graduates are qualified for the licensure examination, required in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and Guam.


Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Walsh University. Our goal is to help guide future physical therapists to become excellent and caring professionals. Rooted in the belief that all people matter, our program not only encompasses all of the components of physical therapy practice, but also never forgets the human qualities that are essential to holistic health care.

What sets Walsh's DPT program apart from the rest?

  • Contemporary, integrative curriculum is aimed at developing a positive cycle of knowledge and professional advancement
  • Small class sizes allow for caring interactions with faculty and peers
  • Exceptional clinical rotations and experiential learning opportunities such as our annual community Physical Therapy Wellness Check-Up
  • Emphasis on performing and presenting scholarly research

Our program lives the mission of Walsh University. As a Catholic institution, the campus environment embodies the spirit of the founding Brothers of Christian Instruction, whose aim was to provide education and service to others. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing growth opportunities in a values-based, supportive environment. 

For more information about our program, visit https://www.walsh.edu/doctorate-physical-therapy.html.


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?
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

Interviews are by invitation only and will be held in the fall of 2022 and in the winter of 2023.  Fall interviews are scheduled for November 4, 2022 and November 11, 2022.  The winter interview date is TBA.  Additional information will be available at https://www.walsh.edu/admissions-process . 

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
Applicants who are accepted into the program are required to provide a non-refundable deposit to hold their position. Deposit will go towards the first semester 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
Our program adheres to the Walsh University policy of non-discrimination and equal preference is given to both in-state and out-of-state applicants. Students attending Walsh University for their pre-physical therapy undergraduate education have the advantage of being involved in program activities.

Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No