University of Findlay --- PTA to DPT Bridge Program
1000 North Main Street 1000 North Main Street Findlay OH 45840 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."

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Program Description

This is a one-of-a-kind bridge program specifically designed for the physical therapist assistant (PTA) who wishes to earn a doctor of physical therapy degree. Face-to-face class sessions will occur six weekends per term in fall, winter, and spring terms, for a total of 18 on-campus sessions per year. Currently, the summer semester is comprised of online course work. Due to the hybrid nature of the program, students will be responsible for content outside of on-campus sessions. Students in the program are required to work at least an average of 10 hours per week as a PTA to complement the coursework. In addition, students are expected to complete 30 weeks of clinical education experiences. Please be advised, you are required to complete a criminal background check including fingerprinting within the first term of the program; any criminal record could affect clinical site acceptance and/or licensure.

Our Weekend PTA to DPT Bridge Program prepares graduates to:

  • Practice as reflective practitioners who can think critically and creatively
  • Work as generalist practitioners in a variety of settings, geographical locations, and roles
  • Display a dedication to self-motivated lifelong learning in a dynamic healthcare environment
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?
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
This deposit will be applied to the first semester's tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
Additional Information about Refunds
This deposit is payable upon acceptance to the program and will be due 2 weeks after the date of your acceptance letter.
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Due Date of First Required Deposit
Does this program have a requirement for all students to complete at least one clinical education experience for which the students would be required to seek alternative housing or travel accommodations to attend?
(All fields required except for Year 4 fields) Year 1* Year 2* Year 3* Year 4
Annual Tuition, In-state Student: 37655 34997 23036 95688
Annual Tuition, Out-of-state student: 37655 34997 23036 103219
Annual institutional fees for a full-time student (Includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.) 2514 2065 1577 6156
Total expected cost of other program- related expenses (Includes: required texts, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.) 1508 1508 1507 4523
Total Cost of the Program, In-state Student (Includes: tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire program) 41677 38570 26122 106367
Total Cost of the Program, Out-of-state Student (Includes: tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire program) 41677 38570 26122 106367
Does the institution offer financial assistance specific to DPT students?
Does the program/institution offer scholarships specific to DPT students?
Does the program offer graduate assistantships specific to DPT students?
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