Widener University Physical Therapy Program
Office of Graduate & Continuing Studies One University Place Chester PA 19013 United States

This page is intended for applicants to the graduate DPT program only. Individuals interested in the reserved seat 3+3 and 4+3 programs for pre-physical therapy preparation should contact Widener University Undergraduate Admissions at 610-499-4126.

Program Description

The Doctor of Physical Therapy at Widener University program is a three year, full-time day program located in the Philadelphia region. The curriculum and culture of the Institute focuses on fostering DPT students in competency, character, and citizenship, preparing them for contemporary practice within a complex world. 

Central to our program is our commitment to experiential learning, professional leadership, and civic engagement. We accomplish this through a variety of service learning projects, the community health practicum, our physical therapy student association, our student-run pro bono clinic, and optional international learning experiences. DPT students have the opportunity to engage in authentic learning experiences throughout the curriculum as well as embrace leadership opportunities within the student-run pro bono clinic, the program, and the profession. Come to Widener because you want to become a competent physical therapist of great character, ready to make a positive difference in society and the physical therapy profession. Visit our website to learn more!

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?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

In-person interviews are preferred. Remote video conferences may be utilized as needed.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
Due by January 15 or two weeks after receipt of Acceptance Letter.
Deposit Refundable?
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Due Date of First Required Deposit
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
% of students from IN-STATE
% of students from OUT-OF-STATE
% Male
% Female 
Additional information about the class profile
Program has articulation agreements for 3+3 arrangements with the following institutions: Cabrini, East Stroudsburg, Elizabethtown, Lock Haven, Widener, and Wilkes.  Some of the seat have been reserved for students entering from these programs.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No