University of Findlay --- PTA to DPT Bridge Program
1000 North Main Street 1000 North Main Street Findlay OH 45840 United States
Phone+1 419.434.4863
Phone 2 +1 419.434.6933

"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

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 an average of 20 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?
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Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
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This deposit will be applied to the first semester's tuition.
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This deposit is payable upon acceptance to the program and will be due 2 weeks after the date of your acceptance letter.
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