University of Louisiana Monroe Physical Therapy
700 University Avenue Walker Hall Suite 1-64 Monroe LA 71209 United States
Phone+1 318.342.1265
CAPTE Developing

Per CAPTE: "This program has begun the process toward accreditation by submitting an Application for Candidacy. A review of the Application for Candidacy is scheduled and a determination on candidacy is anticipated prior to their stated matriculation date. Submission of an Application for Candidacy does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved."

Should the program not obtain Candidate for Accreditation status and not be eligible to admit students, applicants to the program will not be refunded the PTCAS application fee paid to apply to the program.

Program Description

We focus on the "why" at the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM). We are called to this profession to improve the human experience by optimizing movement for ALL persons and communities. The ULM DPT program strives to develop diverse, high functioning practitioners and leaders who will partner with community members to produce meaningful and sustainable change. Our core values are accountability, adaptability, collaboration, cultural humility, inquisitiveness, integrity, and purposefulness. If those words spoke to you, then consider applying today. 

What sets us apart? 

  • Fully holistic admission process
  • Smaller cohort size (40 students)
  • Hybrid curriculum, including systems and modified problem-based approaches, allows for life-work-study balance
  • Comprehensive mid-term and final written and practical examinations for better integration of knowledge and skills
  • Five anatomy courses are woven throughout the 8 semesters, 95 credit hour curriculum
  • Integration of science and art into the curriculum for enhanced learning
  • Client interaction will start in the first semester for the early development of professional skills
  • Collaborative student-faculty research opportunities
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

Applicants will receive interview notifications no later than January 15, 2022. Interviews will be held the week of April 11, 2022. Applicants can participate either on-site or virtually.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
Applicants will submit the nonrefundable deposit to the program within two weeks of receiving the acceptance letter. 
Deposit Refundable?
Due Date of First Required Deposit
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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